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Sparks fly at Pius XII debate in London

Majority of the audience failed to be swayed by scholars speaking in favour of the wartime pope

Pope Pius XII pictured in May 1957 (AP)

The debate about Pope Pius XII in London this month will be an education.

An icon of evil seared into the public consciousness AP Photo

Why I’m glad I saw Auschwitz

There are some things that are simply evil in themselves, and never to be justified

The Hall of Names at Yad Vashem (Photo: PA)

Interestingly, its hostility has been encouraged by the ongoing liberal Catholic anti-Vatican campaign

Part of the display about Pope Pius XII at Yad Vashem, Israel's national Holocaust memorial (AP photo)

The changes at Yad Vashem show that the black legend against the wartime pontiff is on the way out

Bettina Goering, left, talks with Shanti Bannwart, whose father was a senior military official in Nazi Germany (PA photo)

None of the interviewees on BBC2’s Hitler’s Children mentioned religious belief at all

Daniel Goldhagen, author of A Moral Reckoning

Melanie Phillips says that Islam is intrinsically anti-Semitic; Daniel Goldhagen tries the same argument with Catholicism

Dr Bernard Nathanson was converted by love, not insults. AP Photo

A new American film compares abortion to the Final Solution, but is such a comparison tasteless, and does it even help the pro-life cause?

Pope Benedict XVI meets leaders of Germany's Central Council of Jews yesterday (AP Photo/Wolfgang Radtke, pool)

Benedict XVI says the Church feels ‘a great closeness’ to the Jewish people