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Pope Pius Xi

Was This Anti-Nazi Pope Murdered?

Peter Eisner | Posted 06.15.2013 | Religion
Peter Eisner

When people think of the Vatican and World War II, they think immediately of Pius XII, the controversial pontiff between 1939 and 1958. But before him, there was a little-remembered pope, Pope Pius XI, who was loudly outspoken against the Nazis and was determined to call the world's attention to their atrocities.