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Cardinal Remembers Pope Pius XII as Wartime Hero, Saint

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Cardinal Remembers Pope Pius XII as Wartime Hero, Saint

He's now 96-years-old, but during World War II, Cardinal Fiorenzo Angelini was a young priest in a Roman parish who first came face-to-face with Pope Pius XII in the aftermath of an Allied air raid.

Since his youthful meeting with Pope Pius XII he has also been an outspoken supporter of the wartime pontiff’s record – particularly against those who allege he did not do enough to help the Jewish community in Rome. “Pius XII helped everyone,” Cardinal Angelini said, “the Pope gave an order to open all the convents, seminaries and monasteries. The Pope did his duty.” Visit this article to read more.


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