The Jews reject claims that Pope Pius XII saved Jews from the Holocaust.
The Jewish Anti-Defamation League (ADL) do not acknowledge any claimed evidence that Pope Pius XII did save Jews during World War II. This makes it all the more crucial for the Vatican to open its Holocaust-era archives to independent scholars and historians now.
«We reject the claim that the world and aging Holocaust survivors must wait another six years until all 16 million documents from Pope Pius’ papacy are catalogued by the Vatican, explains ADL national director Abraham Foxman.
The ADL is also critical to the fact that the Vatican have opened some war time files, that seems to be used in favor of declaring the War time Pope a Roman Catholic saint.
«We note that Pope John Paul II opened a cache of Holocaust records from Pope Pius XI before the records of his entire papacy were catalogued. We request that Pope Benedict take the same courageous decision and order the relevant Holocaust-era materials be opened now».
The evidence in question was presented at a conference in Rome in September 2009 and apparently cleared Pius XII of accusations that he was silent in the face of the atrocities taking place in wartime Europe.
Source: Jerusalem Post
It is not my business to decide who shall become a Catholic saint or not. But to beautify a man who have been accused of being «Hitlers Pope», before the Church has provided evidence that he was not, opens a pandora box of questions.
-What is the hurry?
– If this Pope did not commit the war crime of collaborating to the genocide of Jews, I guess he was a saint many years ago?
-If the World War II achieves do prove that Pope Pius XII was helping the Nazis, will the Vatican revoke the sainthood?