Pope Pius XII Issues Messages of Sympathy to Countries Invaded by Nazis

Pope Pius XII Issues Messages of Sympathy to Countries Invaded by Nazis

Pope Pius XII
Source: Joachim Specht

L'Osservatore Romano, the official Vatican newspaper, publishes telegrams of sympathy sent by Pope Pius XII to the leaders of Belgium, Holland, and France when they were invaded by Nazi Germany.

The pope laments the fact that people in these nations are being subjected to war. At no point does he even mention Germany, the nation which has invaded them without any provocation whatsoever, much less actually criticize Germany's actions or Adolf Hitler for launching this war of aggression.

He doesn't even use the word "invasion."

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