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

Watson Faculty Fellow David Kertzer comments on Pope Francis' decision that the Vatican will unseal the records of Pope Pius XII. "For much of the war, the Pope was hoping to play the role of unbiased mediator between the two sides, and that’s part of the rationale for not taking a stand against the Nazis."

March 5, 2019 TIME