Saturday, January 15, 2005

Hitler and the Pope

This story from CNN details Hitler's plan to kidnap Pope Pius XII, of which new evidence has recently come to light. Apparently, Hitler saw the Pope as enough of a threat to want him eliminated, but his own Nazi soldiers would not carry out the plan. At the very least, this flies in the face of that old urban legend about Pope Pius and Hitler working closely together, which actually originated in a play, but which is often fobbed off as historical fact by people who should know better. Pius sure could have done more, but Hitler definitely didn't see him as "his" Pope.

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