Click here to read that National Review Online article “Moscow’s Assault on the Vatican” by Ion Mihai Pacepa. Pacepa, the highest-ranking intelligence officer ever to have defected from the former Soviet bloc, discusses how Soviet agents worked to discredit the Church by smearing Pope Pius XII as a Nazi sympathizer. Pacepa reports that the agents were even responsible for the 1963 play “The Deputy,” which made popular the false notion that the pope supported Hitler.

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