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A few Questions to Lover of Pope Pius XII

Why did the Pope excommunicate every single Communist in the world, but never excommunicate a single Nazi?
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Thanks to Twitter, I am in correspondence with an Italian historian who is trying mightily to convince me that Pius 12 was an all around good guy and lover of the Jewish people. By way of evidence he has supplied the fact that a few famous Jews, who were not historians, said some nice words about the Pope back in the 50s and a report compiled by some Yad Vashem historians that I have not read because it costs $50.

Meanwhile, I keep asking the following questions. Should he answer them (holding breath) I will report back.

#1: Why did the Pope excommunicate every single Communist in the world, but never excommunicate a single Nazi?

#2 Why did he cancel and suppress his predecessors’ anti Nazi encyclical? 

#3 Why did he protest the Nazi euthanasia program but not Final Solution? (The Nazis backed down)

#4 Why did he protest Nazi round ups of converted Jews, but not round ups of non converted Jews?

#5 Why did he protest invasion of Scandinavia (full page headline on the front page of the Vatican newspaper!) but not the Final Solution?

#6 Why didn’t he protest or quit  when Civiltà Cattolica ran a series of editorials accusing Jews of ritual murder, notably in 1915 following the Bellis case? His direct superior, the monster Cardinal Rafael Merry Del Val personally approved those editorials. Why didn’t he complain?

#7: Why did he permit the German Churches to hold a Requiem Mass upon Hitler’s death? Meanwhile, three there was no papal prayer or Mass celebrated in solidarity with the Jews.

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6 Responses to “A few Questions to Lover of Pope Pius XII”

  1. Uhhhhhhh, because most communists were officially atheist, while most Nazis were Christians.

  2. Shemayah Shiloh Phillips says:

    Uhhhhhhh, because most communists were officially atheist, while most Nazis were Christians.

  3. Carolin Knox says:

    Why even bother with all this? We all know why.

  4. Carolin Knox says:

    Why even bother with all this? We all know why.

  5. Domy Domy says:

    "1: Why did the Pope excommunicate every single Communist in the world, but never excommunicate a single Nazi?"
    not 'every single Communist' but every single Catholic Communist. Whereas this excommunication is not served at nothing (even in Italy) it is logical to assume that the excommunication of the Nazis would have served no purpose except to enrage them more. (A provocation that would have allowed the Nazis to not be complied with the extraterritoriality of Church buildings where took refuge political opponents and Jews).
    "2 Why did he cancel and suppress his predecessors’ anti Nazi encyclical?"
    Pius XII first encyclical was Summi Pontificatus (read it on Wikipedia): an encyclical that took up all the themes of his predecessor (but not its passages that some have judged as anti-Jewish).
    "3 Why did he protest the Nazi euthanasia program but not Final Solution? (The Nazis backed down)"
    The Nazi euthanasia program was very well known in the German population and has also received attention in the international press. The Final solution
    was implemetend only in the 1942 and when this program was known not only by the Pope but by the Allies is a debated question. Anyway the Final Solution was implemented and known during the war when the possibility of international pressure to stop it were non-existent. (Bombing the railway lines instead would certainly have hampered the Final Solution).

  6. Domy Domy says:

    #7: No Requiem Mass was performed. A bishop who was dying programmed a requiem Mass for all the Germans dead in war but his successor canceled the mass. This is the story: what this has to do with Pius XII is incomprehensible.. Pius XII did not permit anything since nothing has happened.

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