Thursday, May 27, 2004

An Interesting Factoid about Pius XII

When the Allies were planning for the liberation of Rome from German occupation, Pope Pius XII is said to have specifically requested that black soldiers not be used in the campaign, for fear that they would engage in mass rapes of Italian women. If this story is accurate, it certainly says a lot about the Catholic Church's current efforts to have him canonized - none of it good.