Newly unearthed letter reveals Pope Pius XII knew of Nazi killings of Jews and Poles

Source: WION [India]

“A previously undisclosed correspondence showed that World War II-era Pope Pius XII had detailed information about the mass killings of Jews by the Nazis, AP news agency reported. The documents, found in the Vatican archives, challenge the Holy See’s claim that it could not confirm Nazi atrocities reports in order to condemn them. This has revived the age-old debate over Pope Pius XII’s legacy. … The newly uncovered letter, dated December 14, 1942, was written by a trusted German Jesuit priest named Rev. Lothar Koenig to Pope Pius XII’s secretary, Rev. Robert Leiber, who was also a German Jesuit. … Koenig’s letter, written in German, reported that the Nazis were killing up to 6,000 Jews and Poles daily in Rava Ruska, a town in pre-war Poland (now in Ukraine), and transporting them to the Belzec death camp.” (09/16/23)