Soviet Propoganda Besmirched Pope Pius XII

by Steve Ray on April 3, 2009

Soviet propaganda fueled campaign against Pius XII: Jesuit journal
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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