Venerable Pius XII

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Pope Francis receives a facsimile of a 1919 letter by Adolf Hitler for the Vatican archives during an audience with a delegation of Simon Wiesenthal Center at the Vatican, June 22, 2022.

Records of Jews who sought Vatican help during Holocaust to go public

Jun 23, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

Relatives of Holocaust survivors and victims can now look through the files of more than 2,700 Jews who sought help... Read more

Blessed Alexandrina of Balazar

The blessed who influenced the pope to consecrate the world to Mary during World War II

Mar 21, 2022

By Diego Lopez Marina

Blessed Alexandrina of Balazar influenced Venerable Pius XII to consecrate the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in 1942. Read more

St. Peter's Basilica in 1940.

When bombs fell on the Vatican

Nov 5, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

It was a dark autumn night in Rome, which was suffering under the occupation of Nazi Germany and was the... Read more