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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.

The Pope arrives at this morning's general audience (AP)

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

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

A display featuring Pius XII at Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial (CNS)

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A child waits to greet the Pope at the end of today's general audience (AP)

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Inquisition documents in the Vatican Archive. The reality is far less exciting than internet fantasists would have us believe Photo: AP/Arturo Mari, L'Osservatore Romano

Opening up would be the best way to tackle tedious but popular conspiracy theories around

The faithful take photos of Benedict XVI during the Angelus yesterday (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)

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Fr Paul Lei Shiyin, holding crosier on right, after his episcopal ordination without a papal mandate (CNS photo/courtesy Diocese of Leshan, UCAN)

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His assessment of Pius as ‘odiously anti-Semitic’ is based on one source – John Cornwell