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Pius XII pictured at the Vatican in 1956 (CNS photo)

US and British diplomats feared that the Pope’s criticism of German and Russian war crimes could threaten a fragile alliance

Photos of Holocaust victims are displayed in the Hall of Names in the Holocaust History Museum at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem (CNS photo by Debbie Hill)

Ten Catholic heroes of the Holocaust

As International Holocaust Remembrance Day approaches, Simon Caldwell tells the remarkable stories of 10 lesser-known heroes

Bishop Fellay greets worshippers as he arrives for an ordination Mass in Econe, Switzerland (Photo: PA)

Society of St Pius says it will exclude Bishop Williamson unless he drops lawyer with neo-Nazi ties

The Italian prime minister at the Senate in Rome last week (Photo: PA)

L’Osservatore Romano said the offensive joke was a ‘sad’ example of the decline of public discourse in Italy

The newly launched Protect the Pope website

The Protect the Pope website seems to present Catholics as a ‘victim group’. But let’s keep our dignity, and not whine about our rights

Pius XII during a radio broadcast in 1947 (AP Photo/Luigi Felici)

Harold Bloom said he wanted to bin all the remaining copies of his novel. Perhaps that idea could be taken up elsewhere

‘Why were you Catholics so awful to the Jews during the War?’

Some controversies just won’t lie down and die. Pius XII and the Holocaust is one of them.