25.06.2011 23.Siwan, 5771 Korach
Papst Pius XII:
Israeli envoy voices rare praise of wartime Pope
Mordechay Lewy says Pius should be credited with saving Jews; comments are new twist in old controversy on pope's place during Shoah.
A leading Israeli official has praised Pope Pius XII for saving Jews during the Nazi occupation of Rome, a surprise twist in a long-standing controversy over the pontiff's wartime role.
The comments by Mordechay Lewy, the Israeli ambassador to the Vatican, were some of the warmest ever made by a Jewish official about Pius. Most have been very critical of his record….