Comments on: “In retrospect, I wish Pius XII hadn’t been so diplomatic” Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 By: Tzvee Tue, 16 Dec 2008 02:21:34 +0000 with all due respect to the scholar his interpretation of the pope’s motives vis a vis the jews appears to me to be apologetic and slanted, not critical and dispassionate. so yes i can still say that the pope was not saintly when it came to his duty to speak out. does that make him pro-german or anti-semitic? let’s just say it does not make him anti-german or pro-semitic – and given the resulting mass murder, it makes him complicit. there just is no other way to read the historical record with any honesty.