Thursday, July 5, 2012

Israel Holocaust museum alters wording on Pope Pius XII

Pope Pius XII is seen next to a new text in Hebrew and English
in the museum at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem.
Israel's Yad Vashem has altered the wording on a display
dealing with the controversial role of the Vatican and Pope Pius XII
during the Holocaust, the museum said. (AFP
Photo By Menahem Kahana/AFP
Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust museum has altered the wording on a display dealing with the controversial role of the Vatican and Pope Pius XII during the Holocaust, the museum said.

The change in text comes after years of friction between the Vatican and the museum over a panel which accused Pope Pius XII of failing to protest the killing of Jews and signing a treaty with Nazi Germany to protect the Church.

The new panel clarifies that the deal, known as a concordat, was in fact signed by his predecessor Pius XI, and it presents arguments by both critics and defenders of the actions of Pius XII. -- AFP via Yahoo News

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