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  1. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Pope Pius XII’s (1876-1958) actions during the Holocaust remain controversial. For much of the war, he maintained a public front of indifference and remained silent while German atrocities were committed. He refused pleas for help on the grounds of neutrality, while making statements condemning injustices in general. Privately, he sheltered a small number of Jews and spoke to a few select officials, encouraging them to help the Jews.
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    http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/anti-semitism/pius.html
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    Cornwell argued that Pius’s entire career as the nuncio to Germany, Cardinal Secretary of State, and pope was characterized by a desire to increase and centralize the power of the Papacy, and that he subordinated opposition to the Nazis to that goal. He further argued that Pius was antisemitic and that this stance prevented him from caring about the European Jews.
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    In 2009 he described Pacelli as effectively a “fellow traveller” of the Nazis.
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    Cornwell argued that Pacelli’s antisemitism combined with his drive to promote papal absolutism inexorably led him to collaboration with fascist leaders, a collaboration which led to what Cornwell characterizes as “the betrayal of Catholic democratic politics in Germany”.
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitler’s_Pope
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    Spain, not Rome, was the “first center of ratline activity that facilitated the escape of Nazi fascists”, although the exodus itself was planned within the Vatican. Charles Lescat, a French member of Action Française (an organization suppressed by Pius XI and rehabilitated by Pius XII), and Pierre Daye, a Belgian with contacts in the Spanish government, were among the primary organizers. Lescat and Daye were the first able to flee Europe, with the help of Argentine cardinal Antonio Caggiano.
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    In Nuremberg at that time something was taking place that I personally considered a disgrace and an unfortunate lesson for the future of humanity. I became certain that the Argentine people also considered the Nuremberg process a disgrace, unworthy of the victors, who behaved as if they hadn’t been victorious. Now we realize that they [the Allies] deserved to lose the war. (Argentine president Juan Perón on the Nuremberg Trials of Nazi war criminals.)
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    In his 2002 book The Real Odessa Argentine researcher Uki Goñi used new access to the country’s archives to show that Argentine diplomats and intelligence officers had, on Perón’s instructions, vigorously encouraged Nazi and Fascist war criminals to make their home in Argentina.
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ratlines_(World_War_II)

  2. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, almost 2 years ago

    The Catholic church was known to side with the powerful and murderers in such Countries as Chile, Argentina and Uruguay.

  3. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    The trouble in the USA with the new pope is that the Democrats won’t like him because he hates gays, and the Republicans won’t like him because he likes to help poor people.

    Or maybe he’ll do well here as the Republicans will like him because he hates gays, and the Democrats will like him because he likes to help poor people.

  4. omQ R

    omQ R said, almost 2 years ago

    “Junta” can also be a few tenses from the verb “Juntar” – “to join” , so why not juntar Junta & Humilde?

  5. echoraven

    echoraven said, almost 2 years ago

    @Anthony 2816

    Had that extra helping of lefty Koolaid! Lots of that going around today…

  6. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @echoraven

    Did I say something incorrect, Echoraven? Perhaps you’d like to elucidate?

  7. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Ruff

    All the good hat designs had already been used.

  8. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Ruff

    The hat represents a fish.

  9. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Orthodox Catholic

    If you read it on a blog, it must be true.

  10. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Orthodox Catholic

    Time magazine declared Hitler the man of the year in 1939.

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    While a number of Catholics, including priests, DID help Jews, unionists, and “others” during HItler’s regime, Pius was NOT ONE OF THEM!

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