Soviet Propoganda Besmirched Pope Pius XII

by Steve Ray on April 3, 2009

Soviet propaganda fueled campaign against Pius XII: Jesuit journal
http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=2511
The persistent complaint that Pope Pius XII was sympathetic toward Hitler’s Nazi regime has been thoroughly undermined by historians, but the “black legend” persists. Writing in the Jesuit journal <i>Civilta Cattolica</i>, Father Giovanni Sale traces that legend back to Soviet publicists, who were eager to undermine papal authority and to distract attention from the Kremlin’s own earlier alliance with Hitler.

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