During the war, Pius XII was a silent participant to the Holocaust because it was perpetrated by Christians many of whom were Catholics. After the war, Pius XII was instrumental in helping the perpetrators of the Holocaust to escape justice. Are these the saintly deeds the Vatican is considering as qualifying Pius XII for sanctification? Did Pius XII ever consider threatening to excommunicate those members of his flock who participated in the Holocaust?
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