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Vatican opens archives of World War II-era Pope Pius XII

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    SuperGracchiBros
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    As someone who studies the time period, this is actually pretty exciting. Not just because it's new knowledge, but it's new sources in a fairly well-trodden time period, providing new ground for...

    As someone who studies the time period, this is actually pretty exciting. Not just because it's new knowledge, but it's new sources in a fairly well-trodden time period, providing new ground for incoming scholars. I hope I get to access some of those files eventually.

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    1. cfabbro
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      That and there has always been speculation about exactly how complicit and friendly the Catholic church was with the Nazis, Hitler, and Mussolini, so it will be interesting to see what (if any)...

      That and there has always been speculation about exactly how complicit and friendly the Catholic church was with the Nazis, Hitler, and Mussolini, so it will be interesting to see what (if any) evidence scholars and historians can find regarding that in the archives. Although, even as "open" as Francis seems to be, I seriously doubt the Vatican would have unlocked the archives early if they truly suspected any serious controversies would arise from the contents within.

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