Saturday, May 31, 2008

WWII: when the Vatican was bombed...

More or less, these are never before seen photos. Remember them. Then ask why we have never seen these photos published anywhere outside of Italy or heard this story? A great many people want us to believe that Pius XII was a villan or a coward. But, we know better and we know that one cannot reason with a dictator (and in this case there was not just one, but two: der Führer and il Duce). They were all too willing to do more harm. It is said that when these bombs fell, many window panes in the Basilica of St. Peter as well as in the Apostolic Palace broke as the ground shook.

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