Rabbi Says Pope Saved More Jews From Holocaust than Schindler

(CNSNews.com) — A Jewish rabbi has told the annual meeting of an international Catholic organization that “[Pope] Pius XII saved more Jewish lives than any other person, including Raoul Wallenberg and Oskar Schindler,” contrary to press accounts over the last several years that claimed Pius XII did little or nothing to prevent the holocaust. Several Jewish organizations have also criticized Pius XII for his alleged failure to act.

Rabbi Dr. David Dalin, a Jewish historian and former professor at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, made the comments August 23rd while speaking to the international lay Catholic organization Communion and Liberation,

The Jewish people had no greater friend in the 20th Century [than Pope Pius XII],” he said.



By John Rossomando

CNSNews.com Staff Writer

September 04, 2001