Historians around the world are jockeying for a place at one of the 60 desks available in the Vatican archive for the moment next month when the Holy See opens its files on the Second World War

Historians around the world are jockeying for a place at one of the 60 desks available in the Vatican archive for the moment next month when the Holy See opens its files on the Second World War, with Pope Pius XII’s refusal to publicly condemn the Holocaust continuing to cause controversy. Others hope to learn whether he really deserves the credit for saving Jews who were given sanctuary in Catholic institutions and monasteries, as has been claimed. The gunman was named as 43-year-old Tobias Rathjen, a far-right conspiracy theorist who advocated ethnic cleansing in a 24-page manifesto posted online, who … Continue reading Historians around the world are jockeying for a place at one of the 60 desks available in the Vatican archive for the moment next month when the Holy See opens its files on the Second World War