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Well, did he or didnt' he? (continued)
This argument could go on for ever! Did Pope Pius XII say or do enough to help the Jews during WWII?
I don't know why he is being considered for canonization anyway - I have never met any Catholic who recognised him as a saint or showed any devotion to him. A few who hankered back to what they remembered as the 'good old days' before the changes brought by the Second Vatican Council had some affection for his memory. That was not so much for what he did as simply because he predated the Council which they so disliked.
Now Pope Benedict XVI has decided to postpone the canonisation for a few years, until they have had time to root through all those papers in the Vatican archives and find some more information.
The delay is being regarded as a concession to Jewish groups who say that Pius, head of the Roman Catholic Church from 1939 to 1958, remained silent during the Holocaust and was passive towards the persecution of Jews
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