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WHAT WAS PIUS XII’S OPINION OF THE JEWS?

I respect Peter Quinn’s work, but along with Dimitri Cavalli (Letters, May 7), I must object to his treatment of the proposed canonization of Pius XII (“Why the Rush?” March 12). Although Quinn makes clear that Pius XII was certainly not Hitler’s pope, he nonetheless believes that Pius was “defined (compromised?) to one degree or...

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Justus George Lawler is author of Popes and Politics: Reform, Resentment, and the Holocaust (Continuum).