Soldier of christ: the life of pope pius xii is a splendid work (michael coren catholic world report 2013-01-31) soldier of christ is immaculately researched, well-written and judicious in its judgments, and it deserves serious consideration in the ongoing debate about the role of the vatican in the face of the utter immorality of nazi policies. Toaff’s predecessor, israel zolli (1881-1956), went much further zolli, chief rabbi of rome from 1939 to 1945, converted to catholicism after the war ended, taking the name eugenio maria zolli in honor of pope pius xii, who was born eugenio pacelli.
About the emblem pope pius xii is catholic scouting's church-related ministries and vocation program the program deals with different life choices (single, married, religious, ordained), occupations and ministries in the church as calls from god. A vindication of pope pius xii — a review of catholics confronting hitler, the catholic church and the nazis by peter bartley ignatius press 2016 ignatius press 2016 in 1963 a vicious anti-catholic play came upon the literary scene.
Pope pius xii developed an extensive theology of the family, taking issue with family roles, sharing of household duties, education of children, conflict resolution, financial dilemmas, psychological problems, illness, taking care of older generations, unemployment, marital holiness and virtue, common prayer, religious discussions and more. Pope pius xii eugenio maria giuseppe giovanni pacelli. Early literature on the war time leadership of pius xii was positive, including halecki and murray's pius xii: eugenio pacelli, pope of peace (1954) and nazareno padellaro's portrait of pius xii (first published in italian in 1949) later, more critical accounts were written. Pope pius xii young eugenio pacelli italy to parents filippo and virginia pacelli (nee graziosi) pacelli was ordained to the catholic priesthood in 1899, consecrated as a bishop in 1917, and was eventually made a cardinal in 1929 he was elected pope by his fellow cardinals on march 2, 1939, following the death of his predecessor, pope.
A number of scholars have replied with favourable accounts of the pius xii, including margherita marchione's yours is a precious witness: memoirs of jews and catholics in wartime italy (1997), pope pius xii: architect for peace (2000) and consensus and controversy: defending pope pius xii (2002) pierre blet's pius xii and the second world war, according to the archives of the vatican (1999) and ronald j rychlak's hitler, the war and the pope (2000. Pius xii, original name eugenio maria giuseppe giovanni pacelli, (born march 2, 1876, rome, italy—died october 9, 1958, castel gandolfo), pope, bishop of rome and head of the roman catholic church, who had a long, tumultuous, and controversial pontificate (1939–58.
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Pius xii established the vatican information service to help refugees and instructed the church to provide discreet aid to the jews, thereby saving many lives many jews were able to take refuge in church buildings, including the pope’s own summer residence, castel gondolfo. Pius xii knew that jewish deportations from italy were impending the vatican even found out from ss first lieutenant kurt gerstein the fate of those who were to be deported (20) publicly, the pope stayed silent privately, pius did instruct catholic institutions to take in jews. Pope pius xii's (1876-1958) actions during the holocaust remain controversial for much of the war, he maintained a public front of indifference and remained silent while german atrocities were committed he refused pleas for help on the grounds of neutrality, while making statements condemning injustices in general.