Holocaust questions derail Pius XII beatification bid

The cause for beatification of Pope Pius XII has been sidetracked, according to a Roman news agency report.

It says Pope Benedict has formed an ad hoc commission to investigate the controversy surrounding the wartime Pope's response to the Holocaust.

The report suggests that Pope Benedict is reluctant to move forward toward the beatification of Pope Pius XII, and the creation of a new commission is a means of delaying the cause.

Progress stalled on beatification of Pope Pius XII? (Catholic World News, 19/12/07)

LINKS (not necessarily endorsed by Church Resources)
Pope Pius XII (Wikipedia)

Catholics join latest debate on Pope Pius XII (CathNews 07/01/05)
Vatican set to publish documents from World War II archives (CathNews 10/6/04)
Lutherans on board for Pius XII smear reversal (CathNews 4/4/03)
Vatican archive opening gets more attention from media than scholars (CathNews 18/2/03)
Delay in release of Vatican war documents (CathNews 19/12/02)
Pius XII's secret efforts on behalf of Jews (CathNews 5/8/02)

20 Dec 2007