Vatican City, Jan 7, 2021 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- A new book provides further information from the archives of Venerable Pius XII, including the Vatican’s attempts to oppose the actions of Nazi Germany through diplomacy during World War II.
“One day the documents of the Holy See will become public. And then, the pressures of the moment having subsided, it will be seen that the Holy See has followed a provident, and at the same time prudent, line of action,” said Cardinal Giuseppe Maglione, the secretary of state, in an emergency meeting with Pope Pius XII in 1944.
Vatican archivist Johan Ickx tells the story of the meeting in his latest book, soon to be published in English, “Le Bureau. Le Juifs de Pie XII” (“The Bureau: The Jews of Pius XII”).