Italian Jewish Leader blasts Pope
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|Sun, 01-17-2010 - 8:19pm|
""An Italian Jewish leader told Pope Benedict Sunday that his wartime predecessor Pius XII should have spoken out more forcefully against the Holocaust to show solidarity with Jews being led to the "ovens of Auschwitz."
The comments, from the president of Rome's Jewish community Riccardo Pacifici, were made during the pope's first visit to Rome's synagogue and were some of the bluntest ever spoken by a Jewish leader in public to a pope.
"The silence of Pius XII before the Shoah, still hurts because something should have been done," Pacifici told the pope, using the Hebrew word for the Holocaust.""
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From what I can gather, the compliant stems from Pope Bendict's advancement of Pope Pius XII toward sainthood. Pacifici claims that Pius should have spoken up during the Holocaust.
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