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Pope Might Allow Investigation into Holocaust-Era Papal Behavior

Papal behavior: Jeremy Irons as Pope Alexander VI in the TV series The Borgias.

Papal behavior: Jeremy Irons as Pope Alexander VI in the TV series The Borgias.

The Pope has indicated that he may open the Vatican archives… no, he will not be returning the Menorah or telling us where it is (the myth that won’t go away, and one I particularly enjoy)… these are archives from the Holocaust-era.

Basically, the Pope is willing to look at the activity of Pope Pius XXII and address the accusations that the Pope neglected the Jews during the Holocaust (or worse).

A rabbi friend of the Pope from Argentina believes the Pope will carry through with what he has intimated. Rabbi Skorka says that the Pope has said the same when he was a cardinal and will surely carry through with it.

It sounds like a good thing. I am just not sure what then. Will it be a shock to learn that the Catholic Church was behind, or at least supported, antisemitism and the murder of Jews? The Catholic Church was behind nearly two thousand years of antisemitism and murder of Jews. I am not sure what benefit can come of this. Maybe it will reveal the names of many of the young children who were taken in by the Church from Jewish families and have thought of themselves as Christians until today.. besides for that? just for historical perspective? I do not think there is much that can be revealed from this.

I commend the Pope for doing the right thing, but I don’t expect to be surprised by the results.

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18 Responses to “Pope Might Allow Investigation into Holocaust-Era Papal Behavior”

  1. Carolin Knox says:

    Give back stolen Judaica, Mr. Pope, And investigate the churches hand in the Holocaust.

  2. David Blatt says:

    Pope Pius XII was a good & saintly man, as this investigation will bear out.

  3. Maybe they’ll repent of being Christian.

  4. Good! About time!!!

  5. Violet Helms says:

    And it will die in committee ;-)

  6. Pete Dinglas says:

    This is just a ploy. The “black Pope” was actually behind world wars and the church hands behind the holocaust, where would investigation lead to?

  7. Please give us back what is rightfully ours…and as far as the secrets are concerned…let the blame fall where it may….but it is really great that you would do such a thing…new airs from the Vatican…

  8. This would be truly revolutionary

  9. sounds like a good idea.

  10. lol do you suppose they wont doctor those papers or archives so they wont look so badly in it? as for those children yes they should have the righ to know that they are Jewish or have a Jewish heritage.

  11. @ shemaya shiloh They are not christians, do you ever hear them tell how Christ made the Lord G-d of Isreal known to the gentiles? No of course not, they believe the pope is G-d's representative on earth, denying Christ as the Redeemer. they are offspring of the roman empire now under popes instead of ceasars.

  12. Bernhard Rosenberg @NeverFrgetRabbi 1m
    HOLOCAUST survivors SHOULD age in dignity in their own homes with home healthcare. THE CLAIMS CONFERNCE is not doing their job.

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  13. Matt McLaughlin says:

    loop topic.

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