FILE Photo: Pope Pius XII receives the special envoy to the Vatican, Myron C. Taylor, who presented a letter from U. S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. February 27, 1940. AP

The Truth About 'Hitler's Pope': Holocaust-era Archive May Answer 75-year-old Question

Pius XII has been criticized for apparently doing little to stop Nazi crimes, but researchers hope archives being opened next year confirm or disprove indirect attempts to help Jews and condemn Germany

The announcement Monday by Pope Francis that secret Vatican archives on the Holocaust-era pope will be opened in a year has researchers hoping for explanations about Pope Pius XII’s silence about the Nazis’...

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