- Aug 10, 2020
In remembering the estimated 4,400 Allied troops who died storming the beaches of Normandy, France, 75 years ago on D-Day, Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services said that “Jesus Christ reminds us there is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”
“History tells us that Christians too, including Catholics, are not strangers to such evil. I would like to ask your forgiveness for this,” Pope Francis said while telling Romania’s gypsies that he’s sorry for their mistreatment.
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.
Whatever else opening the archives from the papacy of Pius XII in 2020 may mean, it won’t bring an end to the debate over his alleged silence on the Holocaust.
Declaring that the Church “isn’t afraid of history,” Pope Francis said Monday he has decided to open up the Vatican archives on World War II-era Pope Pius XII, who has been criticized by Jews of staying silent on the Holocaust.
An investigation by the Diocese of Hildesheim, Germany, is shedding new light on child sex abuse in Catholic children’s homes in the country in the 1950s.