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Unsealed records of Pope Pius XII could shed light on Vatican's turbulent postwar years

March 6, 2019 PRI's The World

Faculty Fellow David Kertzer joined PRI's The World to discuss the recent announcement made by Pope Francis that the Vatican will unseal the records of Pope Pius XII. "The question is, how he might have tried to accommodate to Nazi rule. So the criticism against him wasn't that he was pro-Nazi, which he certainly was not."

Additional news coverage includes:

The Secrets That Might Be Hiding in the Vatican's Archives – The Atlantic

The Vatican Will Unseal Records About Holocaust-Era Pope Pius XII. Here's What We Already Know About His Controversial Legacy – TIME 

Pope Francis to open World War II-era Vatican archives to scrutiny - The Washington Post

Final word yet to be written on Pius XII – Irish Examiner