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Pope Pius XII Archives

3. March 2010
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As a long time student of 20th century German history I especially look forward to the opening of the Pope Pius XII archives.  The slandering of this good man’s name by recent “popular” novels does in no way represent reality and hopefully these files will provide further vindication.

According to the prefect of the Vatican Secret Archives, the documents from Pope Pius XII’s pontificate might be catalogued and ready for researchers in five years.

There are some 16 million documents from the 1939-1958 pontificate. They have generated great interest due to the polemics surrounding Pius XII’s aid to Jews during the Nazi era. read more

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