Vatican thanked by Jewish leaders for opening Shoah-era archives

Jewish representatives have thanked the Vatican for opening its archives of wartime Pope Pius XII to allay suspicions that he turned a blind eye to the Holocaust.

Catholic leaders said they would open the vault to scrutiny on Monday but suggested this week that the paperwork would show that the controversial pontiff – dubbed ‘Hitler’s Pope’ – actually worked to save Jews behind the scenes. Read more

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