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Several readers have written in to chastise me or take exception to the excerpt from the Roberts essay re Pope Pius XII. For the record, what I found interesting was the bit about Hitler (hence the title of the post, borrowed from the chapter title of the same name). As for Pius himself, I really haven’t come to any final conclusions, but I should say from what I’ve read I think that the anti-Pius case is often  overblown and fraught with anti-Catholic bias or propaganda. I started reading into the very contentious history of the subject when I was still planning on doing a whole chapter on Italian Fascism and the Holocaust. But stopped long before I was fully up-to-speed in large part because I decided against such a chapter. 



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