May 28th, 2006
During today’s visit to Auschwitz, Pope Benedict XVI asked God why he remained silent during the “unprecedented mass crimes” of the Holocaust.
The answer is depressingly, tragically, simple — and for the Pope to pretend to be in the dark is an insult to anybody possessing a conscience.
Neither God, nor any living person, was called upon by Pope Pius XII to stop the persecution and killings of Jews. Instead, the Pope signed the Reichskonkordat, a 1933 document that guaranteed the Nazi government the Catholic church would not interfere with the business of the state. In return, the Nazi bigwigs would go easy on the church and allow a variety of functions they might otherwise ban.
Sadly, the church is in the process of canonizing Pius XII and making him a Stain — excuse me — Saint.