Italy    ITALIAN HISTORIAN SAYS PIUS XII PROTECTED JEWS
Historian Sr Margaret Marchione has claimed in a new book that Pope Pius XII, who is accused of turning a blind eye to atrocities committed by the Nazis against Jews, was in fact one of the most invaluable protectors of the Jews.
   The Italian nun has just published 'Pius XII: Architect of Peace', in order to refute the accusations of the wartime Pope's silence, and shed light on what she believes are the historical facts.
   The book says that, during World War II, the Vatican was the only refuge for thousands of persecuted Jews, and its Information Office was the only means of communication between prisoners of war and their families.
   
Zenit
19/4/00

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