Tonight I finished reading "Hitler, the War, and the Pope" by Ronald J. Rychlak. Since World War II, there are claims that Pope Pius XII worked with or helped the Nazis. I doubted this the first time I heard it. Now after reading the book, I am very certain, that those who claim Pius XII was a Nazi sympathizer are liars. Mr. Rychlak has written a very good book with solid evidence that Pius XII was a good and holy man. This book should be in every Catholic library, public or private. When I was reading the book, I was amazed at the attention to detail. "Hitler, the War, and the Pope" is a very good history of those dark and evil days. Pius XII was a very impressive human who when faced with evil stepped forward, and has given everyone an example of good, right, and holy behavior. Pius XII was indeed worthy of the title, "Holy Father".
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