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Yad Vashem about Vatican Statement Regarding Pius

23 December 2009

(Jerusalem, December 20, 2009) While the Church's beatification process is an internal Church matter, our understanding was that in this case, the Church was going to wait to take further steps until the relevant Vatican Archives are opened, allowing scholars to clarify this controversial period in Church history and Pius' position during the Holocaust. It is regrettable that the Vatican has chosen to act before all the relevant documents are available to researchers.