Yad Vashem Moderates Text Regarding Pope Pius XII’s Actions with Nazis
While new research based in part on the opening of archival collections including parts of the Pope Pius XI archive and other academic information has “clarified certain issues,” the Yad Vashem statement said many questions remain.
Yad Vashem said the new wall panel now presents the controversy over Pope Pius XII’s actions during WWII in more detail, helping visitors to better understand the context surrounding the issue.
In its statement the museum said it “looks forward to the day when the Vatican archives will be open to researchers so that a clearer understanding of the events can be arrived at.”
Though he is “satisfied” with the “step forward” Archbishop Franco said he would have liked to have seen the panel “written differently.”
“My vision is the vision I have been struggling for (in which) I am convinced that the behavior and activity (of Pope Pius XII) have been strong and positive in favor of the Jews during World War II,” he said.
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