SCORE ONE FOR PIUS XII
Catalyst July/August Issue 2000
The unfairly maligned Pope Pius XII recently won the praise of one of the world’s most renowned historians, Sir Martin Gilbert. In his new book, Never Again: A History of the Holocaust, the British scholar credits Pius XII for his efforts in saving the lives of Jews.
When interviewed about his lastest book, Gilbert said: “It’s somehow a mistake to associate a long Christian tradition to convert Jews and other persecutions with what we call the Holocaust, which was conceived and carried out by people who certainly were not Christians and were hostile to every Christian value and were abhorrent to churches and to many devout Christians.”