Pius XII Barred Jewish kids’ Repatriation

From Radio Rote:

New evidence has emerged that Pope Pius XII opposed the return of Jewish children to their parents after the Nazis’ defeat, The Independent reported.

The evidence came from diaries kept by Angelo Roncalli, the future Pope John XXIII, from 1945 to 1948 when Pius XII was pope and Cardinal Roncalli was papal nuncio to Paris.

Entries indicate in 1946, Pius XII, who has frequently been accused of anti-Semitism, sent a message ordering that Jewish children who had been baptized as Christians after being separated from their parents should not be returned unless they could be guaranteed a Christian upbringing.

Roncalli is known to have found ways to defy the papal orders, but his methods are not detailed in the diaries.

One of the first things Roncalli did when he became pope in 1960 was to include a repudiation of anti-Semitism in the agenda of the Second Vatican Council. (Washington Times)

Read Commission of the Holy See for Religious Relations with the Jews.

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