German Ambassador to Vatican Reports on Where Pope Pius XII Stands on Political Issues

Germany's ambassador to the Vatican, Diego von Bergen, reports back home that Pope Pius XII won't issue any sort of statement against the destruction of Czechoslovakia as a state and the annexation of Bohemia and Moravia. Thus the Nazis will be able to continue with their plans without interferences.

According to Bergen, there have been numerous attempts

"especially on the French side, to prevail on the Pope to associate himself with protests of the democratic states against the annexation of Bohemia and Moravia to the Reich. The Pope has declined these requests very firmly. He has given those around him to understand that he sees no reason to interfere in historic processes in which, from the political point of view, the Church is not interested."

Eugenio Pacelli has been Pope Pius XII for less than three weeks and he is already demonstrating the way he will handle reports about what the Nazis are doing: nothing whatsoever.

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