THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: In a surprise move Pope Benedict XVI has signed the edict making both Popes John Paul II and Pius XII venerable, setting both on the path toward sainthood. It was widely speculated that Pope John Paul II would be made venerable this Saturday, but few if anybody, expected the same action for Pope Pius XII. Both popes are known for their actions toward helping the Jews. It is estimated that Puis XII saved approximately 800,000 Jews from Nazi death camps.
Predictably, some Jewish groups are now outraged at the Holy Father's decision to make Pius XII venerable. This is likely because they would rather believe Soviet era propaganda than the actual historical record. Sad but predictable. I wonder why so many Jews prefer communist lies to the testimony of their own people who lived through that horrible era?