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Pius XI in 1933: four years later he denounced Nazi tenets in an encyclical (AP)

A new book captures the dilemmas facing three popes who were confronted by Fascism and Communism in the 20th century

Dietrich von Hildebrand (CNS)

The Catholic who stood up to Hitler

‘My Battle against Hitler’ provides a splendid witness to Catholic and human values

Recordings of the voices of many former popes, including Benedict XVI, feature in the new archive  (AP)

Audio recordings of all the Popes from Pius XI to Francis have been digitised

Nine-year-old Syrian refugees at a camp in Jordan (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 28/01/14

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

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