Have Jews issued any public apologies for the smear campaign they launched against Pope Pius XII yet?

Being that their smear campaign resulted in countless documents and testimonies brought to light that proved he did more for the Jews than anyone previously thought? In fact, that he did more to save Jews than anybody else?

Are Jews capable of making of an apology, or is owning up to the misery inflicted on innocent persons against their religion? Ending the smear campaign (as Jews have now done) doesn't count as an apology, either.

Update:

Exonerating evidence

http://www.ptwf.org/Projects/Education/Pope%20Pius...

Jewish article suggesting Jews should cease their smear campaign

http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/opinion/much-...

Update 2:

Maurog - the campaign has been going on since the 70's. The Jewish article I cited is dated January 2010.

Update 3:

daughter - I see you're doing what Jews do best--spreading slander and propaganda to take attention off yourself.

If I were you, I'd hope there isn't a God. Because judgment day will not be good for you.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I believe it is anti-Catholics behind the smear campaign and most Jews are just waiting for the real story to come out. There is some evidence that this was started by the Soviet Union soon after Pius' death.

    "Pius XII? This is the only human being who has always contradicted me and who has never obeyed me." Adolf Hitler --- from Hans Jansen's The Silent Pope? (2000)

    In October 1958 in front of the United Nations General Assembly, Golda Meir, the Prime Minister of Israel, said of Pope Pius XII at his death :

    ''During the 10 years of Nazi terror, when our people went through the horrors of martyrdom, the Pope raised his voice to condemn the persecutors and commiserate with their victims.''

    Some of the Jewish organizations that praised Pope Pius XII at the time of his death for saving Jewish lives during the horror of the Nazi Holocaust were:

    + The World Jewish Congress

    + The American Jewish Committee

    + The American Jewish Congress

    + The Anti-Defamation League

    + The Central Conference of American Rabbis

    + The National Conference of Christians and Jews

    + The National Council of Jewish Women.

    + The New York Board of Rabbis

    + The Rabbinical Council of America

    + The Synagogue Council of America

    No serious scholar contests the evidence that Pius XII took direct and indirect measures to save Jews from the Nazi death machine.

    At the start of World War II, Pope Pius XII’s first encyclical was so anti-Hitler that the Royal Air Force and the French air force dropped 88,000 copies of it over Germany. Here is a link to the Summi Pontificatus: Encyclical of Pope Pius XII on the Unity of Human Society, October 20, 1939: http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/pius_xii/encycli...

    Unfortunately the Soviet Union and others had been trying to convince the world that the Catholic Church was pro-Nazi since the death of Pope Pius in 1958. Here are some sources:

    + The KGB made corrupting the Church a priority: http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=YTUzYmJhMGQ5Y...

    + The KGB campaign against Pius XII: http://www.the-tidings.com/2007/021607/difference....

    + Pius XII and the Jews: http://web.archive.org/web/20010919100700/http://w...

    + http://www.columbia.edu/cu/augustine/a/ww2jews.htm...

    See also "The Myth of Hitler’s Pope: How Pope Pius XII Rescued Jews From the Nazis" by Rabbi David G. Dalin which has compiled further overwhelming proof of Pope Pius XII"s friendship for the Jews beginning long before he became pope.

    "Only the Church stood squarely across the path of Hitler's campaign for suppressing truth. I never had any special interest in the Church before, but now I feel a great affection and admiration because the Church alone has had the courage and persistence to stand for intellectual truth and moral freedom. I am forced thus to confess that what I once despised I now praise unreservedly. "

    - Albert Einstein, Time Magazine, December 23, 1940 http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,7...

    See also:

    + The Holy See vs. the Third Reich by Ronald J. Rychlak http://soli.inav.net/~jfischer/oct98/ronaldrychlak...

    + Jewish Historian Praises Pius XII's Wartime Conduct by Michael Tagliacozzo http://academics.smcvt.edu/pcouture/jewish_histori...

    + Did Pius XII Remain Silent? by Fr William Saunders http://catholiceducation.org/articles/religion/re0...

    + Pius XII and the Jews: The War Years, as reported by the New York Times by by Rev. Msgr. Stephen M. DiGiovanni, H.E.D. http://www.catholicleague.org/pius/piusnyt/bio.htm

    With love in Christ.

  • Cindy2
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Maybe you should do more research and find out why these Jews feel this way. There are two sides to every story. When prisoners were liberated from the concentration camps, people worldwide were shocked at what went on. There's still controversy on whether Americans knew about it or not. If they did know about it, why didn't they do something? The debate goes on. Maybe the Pope wanted to do something in Germany about these atrocities but couldn't. The Nazis closed churches, either shot outright or shipped priests, nuns, and clergy members of other religions to concentration camps. Attending church was forbidden by law. Bibles and religious books were burned by Hitler Youth in public celebrations. The climate was such that the Pope and Catholics couldn't help directly in Germany for fear of their lives.

    Some escaped the prison camps and told their story. Not everybody believed them. They couldn't believe that anyone could do such a horrible thing. This was war time. The Nazis didn't broadcast their plans. I'm sure all Christians who knew about it did what they could under the circumstances.

    Source(s): Watched a dvd of official Nazi film footage. It depicted church closings with signs put up in front of them making it a crime to attend church or be in the buildings. Hitler Youth were joyfully burning religious books. Clergy were rounded up for assassination/deportation. A PBS special on two men who escaped from a concentration camp to tell their story in England.
  • mayedo
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    there is sufficient info interior the hot testomony that Peter develop into first in authority between the apostles. each and every time they have been named, Peter headed the checklist (Matt. 10:a million-4, Mark 3:sixteen-19, Luke 6:14-sixteen, Acts a million:13); each now and then the apostles have been talked approximately as "Peter and people who have been with him" (Luke 9:32). Peter develop into the single that many times spoke for the apostles (Matt. 18:21, Mark 8:29, Luke 12:40-one, John 6:sixty 8-sixty 9), and he figured in many of the main dramatic scenes (Matt. 14:28-32, Matt. 17:24-27, Mark 10:23-28). On Pentecost it develop into Peter who first preached to the crowds (Acts 2:14-40), and he worked the 1st therapeutic interior the Church age (Acts 3:6-7). that's Peter’s faith which will improve his brethren (Luke 22:32) and Peter is given Christ’s flock to shepherd (John 21:17). An angel develop into despatched to announce the resurrection to Peter (Mark sixteen:7), and the risen Christ first regarded to Peter (Luke 24:34). He headed the assembly that elected Matthias to substitute Judas (Acts a million:13-26), and he won the 1st converts (Acts 2:40-one). He inflicted the 1st punishment (Acts 5:a million-11), and excommunicated the 1st heretic (Acts 8:18-23). He led the 1st council in Jerusalem (Acts 15), and introduced the 1st dogmatic selection (Acts 15:7-11). It develop into to Peter that the revelation got here that Gentiles have been to be baptised and customary as Christians (Acts 10:40 six-40 8). we are able to all argue semantics while it suits us yet honestly nevertheless that the church is a living respiratory organism and has stepped forward continually from that first day of Pentecost,this assumes rightly that doctrines or maybe multiple titles could additionally be area and parcel of this dynamic improve this is the single Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. God bless.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Maybe they will,but in a few hundred years time? The Pope John Paul II/RCC apologized about the crusades only just recently didn't they?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    have you forgotten the history of the Jews starting in the 8th century and the involvement of the RCC?

    Ignorance is not an excuse when you look at history without understanding. Understanding the present spiritual disposition will bring greater revelation to resolve your concerns.

  • 1 decade ago

    Is your nose * really * out of joint about this.

    If I find a couple of Jews who will offer an apology, will this change your whole outlook on life?

  • 1 decade ago

    Apologize about what?

    Get a life man no one is even paying attention to this

  • 1 decade ago

    WHY? You seem to be very nearsighted... and you don;t seem to rea the Bible!

    In the early days of Christianity the Roman Empire religion was the free worship of a variety of classical Gods. Even the Roman Caesar was also worshiped as a God.

    2,000 Years ago Christianity was established as the State religion for the Roman Empire in a smooth transition of power from Caesar God to the Pope. By then, EVERYBODY IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE HAD TO BE A SUBMISSIVE CHRISTIAN under supervision of the Roman Clergy! The Holy Roman Inquisition was instituted according to the Holy Bible rules (Deu 17:12-13!). American Christianity today is working hard to politically “RESTORE” this kind of religious tyranny to “HANG” (spiritually speaking) all sorts of sinful witches like they did in old Salem, Mass!

    The Jews worshiped an exclusive narcissi oriented Deity through a Clergy of the LEVITE family. They created a hereditary Jewish Priesthood. The Moses character was a LEVITE.

    In a RADICAL departure from the TRADITIONAL JEWISH 1st Commandment, “THOU SHALT HAVE NO OTHER GOD” the NT Bible writers have the character Jesus teaching to GIVE FIRST TO CAESAR GOD what belongs to him and whatever is left over give it to the Jewish God! They also approved eating PORK!

    Acts 10:15-16 (NIV) The VOICE spoke to him* (*to Saint Peter, the first Pope!) a second time, “Do not call anything impure* (*all kinds of porky animals) that God has made clean.”* (*THE NEVER CHANGING GOD is NOW telling the ex-Jew Saint Peter to eat pigs). This happened three times* (*for each member of the Holy Trinity!) and immediately the sheet* (*full of pigs and all sorts of “unclean” animals including dogs) was taken back to Heaven.

    Heaven is full of pigs. No religious Jew would want to go there! Heaven is only for non-vegetarian pork eating Christians! The first thing that Saint Peter learned from this HOLY DREAM was that everything he knew as a Jew is WRONG! He forgot that Jesus already made ALL FOODS CLEAN (Mark 7:19). THE VERY FIRST PERSON that Saint Peter wanted to tell all about it was a ROMAN Centurion by the name of Cornelius! The ROMANS would never conform to the Jewish religious traditions. To make sure that the message is loud and clear Saint Peter, under Saint Paul’s pressure is sacrificing his Jewish lifestyle to make Christianity acceptable in the ROMAN Empire (Gal 2:11-15). PETER IS NOW A ROMAN CATHOLIC CHRISTIAN! NO PROTESTANT OR ANY OFFSHOOT OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION CAN DENY THIS FACT IN THE BIBLE STORIES!

    1 Peter 1:19-20 …with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot* (*but full of ROMAN soldiers’ spit as evidence of ROMAN superiority over “The King of the Jews”): who verily* (*NO BULL CRAP!) was foreordained BEFORE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD* (*in the Bible stories ”God” created this HUMONGOUS UNIVERSE to have his “ONLY SON” nailed to a HOLY ROMAN CROSS in full submission to the ROMAN authorities!).

    Only a bunch of VERY SUCCESSFUL religious Holy Book writing hustlers would dream up a story like this one! Saint Paul used to be an ASSASSIN of Jews of the wrong Jewish brand! The Bible writers have him and Saint Peter promoting a “Holy Father God” having his “ONLY BEGOTTEN GOD THE SON JESUS CHRIST” bathed in ROMAN soldiers’ spit nailed to a HOLY ROMAN CROSS BEFORE THE “CREATION” OF THIS HUMONGOUS UNIVERSE so the Christian Clergy and the Preachers can have a decent source of income!

    Saint Peter, if he ever existed was instrumental imposing the traditional 10% tithe (bite) of the Christians’ gross income into the newly founded ROMAN religion! The ending story in Acts 5:1-11 is, “Then the young men came in and, finding her dead* (*at Saint Peter’s feet for not paying the FULL PROMISED DUES TO THE CHURCH), carried her out and buried her beside her husband!* (*this was done on the spot without telling any next of kin!) GREAT FEAR SEIZED THE WHOLE CHURCH AND ALL WHO HEARD ABOUT THESE EVENTS…”* (*ALL Christians! In the real world the MAFIA would give a fair warning BEFORE KILLING anybody!)

    Jesus taught to pay taxes to Caesar God. Saint Paul was a proud Roman citizen! He was careful to instruct the ROMAN Christians to PAY taxes AND TO OBEY CAESAR GOD!

    ROMANS 13:1-7 (KJV) …For this cause PAY YE TRIBUTE* (*tax, first to Caesar God like Jesus said!) also: for they are God's ministers* (*the ROMAN government works for “GOD” and that is why you must pay taxes), attending CONTINUALLY UPON THIS VERY THING* (*Some stubborn Christians were fed to the lions at the Roman Circus, for not getting this FULL message!)

    These are the roots of American Christianity! Islam is much worse!

    In all the contributions that the smart Jews made to humanity… sh*t happens… they are also responsible for writing the Bible stories that are used by all brands of the Christian and Muslim religions to bring so many wars, pain and suffering into our world!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I'm pretty sure the people who accused him are all dead at this point.

    So like, do you expect them to rise from their graves and apologize?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I'm wondering this: Why does anybody care at this point?

    Source(s): agnostic atheist
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