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Pope Pius XII gives a radio broadcast from the Vatican in 1947 (AP)

Major historians such as Sir Martin Gilbert have demolished the myths first perpetrated by the Soviet Union

BBC Broadcasting House in Portland Place, London (PA)

The BBC conceded it was false to describe the Church as being ‘silent’ in the face of Nazism

Stepinac: imprisoned for five years

The smearing of Cardinal Stepinac

The wartime Croatian archbishop’s canonisation is being held up by a deceptive campaign

Gerard Noel with his wife, Adele, at a reception marking the publication of his 25th book in 2007

He was the only person ever to have edited the publication twice

Pope Pius XII delivers a radio broadcast (AP)

The words of Pope Pius XII helped me to understand the seriousness of sin

Pope Francis celebrates Pentecost Sunday Mass in St Peter's Basilica (AP)

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Cardinal Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments (PA)

The Vatican liturgy chief reportedly said that priests should act according to their own conscience

A Katyń memorial: a priest was sent to the area to give the dead a Christian burial (AP)

A priest views the Second World War as ‘a holy war fought for multiple and mixed motives’

Pope Francis (CNS)

Francis says that the sacrament of marriage is a ‘great act of faith’

A scene from Shades of Truth, featuring Pius XII wearing a yellow Star of David

L’Osservatore Romano says Shades of Truth is ‘naïve’ and lacks credibility