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Expert’s latest investigation dispels myths about Pius XII and Rome's Jews

Pope Pius XII was not silent in front of the Shoah nor inactive. He was, instead, very much committed to... Read more

Venerable Pius XII

Book gives more insight into the actions of Pius XII and his 'bureau' during WWII

A new book provides further information from the archives of Venerable Pius XII, including the Vatican’s attempts to oppose the... Read more

 Msgr. Domenico Tardini in 1932.

Cardinal’s notes give depth to research in Venerable Pius XII archives

The Vatican’s apostolic archives reopened to researchers in June after a nearly three-month closure because of the pandemic.  Read more

Documents from the Pontificate of Pius XII released by the Vatican Apostolic Archive.

Vatican archives will reopen to scholars June 1

The Vatican Apostolic Archive will reopen to researchers June 1 after closing for 12 weeks due to Italy’s coronavirus lockdown.  Read more

Armenians being deported.

Vatican archives shed light on tragedy of Armenian genocide

Ahead of Pope Francis’ Mass commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, newly released historic documents confirm the Holy... Read more