Italian Jewish Leaders Beg Cardinal Maglione for Pope's Help Hot

Italian Jewish Leaders Beg Cardinal Maglione for Pope's Help

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Luigi Maglione

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Lionello Alatri, spokesman for the Union of Italian Jewish Communities, writes to Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Luigi Maglione to beg the pope's help for Croatian Jews.

He describes the horrific conditions: men are forced to work in mines, women and children live in the open with no shelter, and several thousand were dumped on a barren island without food, water, or shelter.

The letter goes on:

"Residents of Zagreb and other centers of Croatia ... have been arrested without reason, deprived of their possessions and deported."

There is no record of even a response, much less any attempt to speak out against the atrocities.

Maglioni does not ever appear to do or say anything on behalf of the Jews being brutalized by the Catholic Croatian government, even on behalf of the many Jews who had converted to Catholicism and are being subjected to the same brutalities.

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