The Vatican could have got the control over Jerusalem in 1948. But Pope Pius XII chose to bet on Hitler and Mussolini winning World War II.
The discovery of the documents in U.S. archives cast new light on a pope whose failure to speak out publicly against the persecution of the Jews during the war is still causing controversy, especially now that the Vatican is considering him for sainthood.
In one document, a Vatican spokesman informed the administration of President Franklin D. Roosevelt that the Pope’s help in saving 4,000 Slovakian Jewish children and getting them to Palestine must not be construed as a sign that he was in favour of setting up a Jewish homeland there.
«It is true that at one time Palestine was inhabited by the Hebrew, but there is no axiom in history to substantiate the necessity of a people returning to a country they left 19 centuries before», said the letter the apostolic delegate to Washington, Archbishop A.G. Cicognani, wrote to FDR’s special envoy to the Vatican, Ambassador Myron Taylor.
Rabbi Marvin Hier, the dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre in Los Angeles, said his group discovered the letter in a collection of documents that Taylor had bound in leather and presented to the Library of Congress.
Cicognani added in the letter dated June 22, 1943:
«If a Hebrew home is desired, it would not be too difficult to find a more fitting territory than Palestine. With an increase in the Jewish population there, grave new international problems would arise. Catholics the world over would be aroused. The Holy See would be saddened, and justly so, by such a move».
Source: Simon Wiesenthal Centre
Because the Catholic Church do not believe in the final authority of the Bible, the Church live with many and serious errors. Like their Pope, Cardinals and Bishops not being able to understand the prophetic Word.
Here is one of many verses that explains the re-gathering of Jews in the ancient homeland:
“Hear the word of the LORD, O nations; proclaim it in distant coastlands: ‘He who scattered Israel will gather them and will watch over his flock like a shepherd.’
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