Comments on: Saint Pius XII? Not so fast… Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 By: Edwardian Mon, 24 Dec 2007 01:42:37 +0000 That the Church and its popes,including especially Pius XII, have been for centuries ant-semetic, and literally almost singlehandedly created this virulent strain of hatred, hateful statement by hateful statement, throughout Europe and everywhere else it pressed its sick influence, is simply beyond all historical question. The historical fact that this particular pope required that Jewish parents give up their children for adoption by Christians, in ordr to save them from the Nazis and facsist criminals, with the requirement and the clear premise that they be forced, if not artfully persuaded, to convert to Catholicism, together with his documented complicity with the still undisputed fact that ALL the fake passports provided to ALL the escaping Nazis leaders and its other principles in genocide, to include homegrown Italian Fascist confederates, were ALL provided their fake passports by the Catholic Church as authorized by him through its divines, which passports allowed most of these criminals to escape justice for many years, if not altogether, is evidence enough for anyone as to this evil man’s true character, or lack of one. Was not the Church then and equally responsibly complicit in what befell the Jews at the hands of the Fascists and Nazis, and in the aftermath of the Hitler War? Was not the current pope a not innocent, gleeful member the Hitler Youth as well. Is this is the sort of person who is taking the decision, indeed is expected, to beautify the criminally complicit Pius XII? That would be funny if the situation and subject personalities were not so exceedingly grotesque! But it is too typical nonetheless of the Church’s past historically obscene conduct and sordid acts of complicity, which seems destined to be repeated in future because its true history is either blithely ignored or covered-up by Church hierarchy with pieties and assorted nonsense.