Jerusalem, Apr. 12, 2007 (CWNews.com) - The Vatican's representative in Israeli is threatening to boycott a Holocaust commemoration ceremony because of a public attack on Pope Pius XII.
Archbishop Antonio Franco, the apostolic nuncio in the Holy Land, has lodged a strong objection against the display of a photo of Pope Pius XII, with a caption that suggests the Pope was indifferent to the suffering of Jews under the Nazi regime, at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem. The caption claims that the wartime Pope refused to sign a statement condemning the Holocaust, and "maintained his neutrality throughout the war."
In a private letter to the head of the Yad Vashem museum, suggesting that either the photo should be removed from a new exhibit, or the caption should be corrected to provide a more balanced perspective. As it stands, he said, the caption does not reflect the weight of historical evidence, which shows that Pope Pius worked actively to protect Jews from the Nazi extermination drive....
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THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: As I clearly pointed out in a previous post, this kind of anti-Catholic rhetoric is known and established Communist propaganda. It's kind of odd that an Israeli museum would promote KGB lies, but as they say, the truth is stranger than fiction.