Flight from Defeat: Who Helped the Germans Escape Europe?

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Did the Vatican actually help Nazi criminals “on the run” at the end of the Second World War? An Italian scholar points to another “protector” Among the accusations directly or indirectly targeting Pius XII and the Church of his time, is the one that he and the Church he led facilitated the escape of Nazi […]

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Vatican Watch – August/September 2014

Pope Francis’ pilgrimage to the Holy Land on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the meeting in Jerusalem between Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras. Pope Francis’ to the Western Wall.

May – Saturday 24 Pope arrives in Holy Land Pope Francis began a densely packed visit to the Holy Land with a call for religious freedom in the Middle East. “Religious freedom is, in fact, a fundamental human right,” the Pope said May 24 in Jordan. At Amman Mass, Pope Calls on Christians to Promote […]

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Pope denounces “idolatrous economies”, defends Pius XII…

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On June 9, the day when illness forced him to rest, Pope Francis granted a long interview to the Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia. The full text was also made available by the website Il Sismografo. The interview was carried out by a Portuguese journalist, Henrique Cy­merman, who is a Middle East correspondent for La Vanguardia, Antena 3 and […]

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How the Canonization Process Works

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  St. Pius X (Pope from 1903 to 1914) was the last Pope to be canonized. Now, after almost six decades, causes for the last five Popes, with the exception of Benedict XVI, have been initiated. Don’t you think that’s too many? And why almost all at the same time? Don Nicola Bux: Too many? […]

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Interview with Zion Evrony, Ambassador of Israel to the Holy See

“Pope Francis brings a universal message of modesty, caring for the poor, struggle for peace and care for the environment,” Zion Evrony said to Inside the Vatican. “We very much hope to see him visit Israel during the year 2014. He has been officially invited by President Peres, by Deputy Foreign Minister Elkin, and by me […]

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Pope Pius XII: Friend and Rescuer of Jews

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  “And now, my Jewish friend, go with the protection of the Lord, and never forget, you must always be proud to be a Jew!” The words are striking, and unforgettable. They serve as a comfort to anyone who has ever been the victim of anti-Semitism, and at the same time, a rebuke to those […]

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