The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Freedom of info

The Vatican's Web site now offers access to 142 years of official Vatican documents, including unofficial texts written during World War II. Previously the archives were only partially open.

When Pope Benedict XVI visited the Great Synagogue of Rome in 2009, some Jewish leaders asked him to open all Vatican archives and investigate the policy of Pope Pius XII toward Jewish people.

According to the Vatican, the documents show that the Holy See did much to help Jews during the period.


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