- Sep 25, 2020
A top Polish historian has questioned claims by German researchers that newly opened Vatican archives contain information damning the role played by Pope Pius XII during World War II.
One expert has said that when it comes to Pope Pius XII and the controversy surrounding his actions during the Second World War, his actions are far less appealing to historical scholars than the reasons why he chose to do what he did.
When the Vatican archives opens its doors to researchers in two weeks’ time, it could help clear up controversy related to the legacy Pope Pius XII, who has been criticized for his actions during the Second World War.
New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan March 12 praised Pope Francis’s recent announcement regarding the opening of the Vatican Secret Archives from the wartime pontificate of Pope Pius XII.
Both conferences and art exhibits in Rome reflect mounting excitement over the October canonization of Pope Paul VI.
On Nov. 10-11 the Vatican will host a summit on creating a world free of nuclear weapons, with the participation of 11 Nobel Peace prize laureates, representatives from NATO, Russia, the United States, Iran and South Korea among others, as well as bishops and members of various Catholic institutions. Pope Francis joins every pope since Pius XII to advocate for the abolition of atomic arsenals.