By P. O'Shea

The papacy of Pius XII (1939-1958) has been a resource of near-constant feedback and debate on the grounds that his demise, really as a result of his alleged silence in the course of the Holocaust. Paul O'Shea examines his little-studied pre-papal existence to illustrate that Pius used to be neither an anti-Semitic villain nor a 'lamb with out stain.'

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