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 Study of the Papacy of Pope Pius XII -Article and testimony Page

    Key Video Interviews                     Original Documents Page  

PTWF wishes to acknowledge the contributions of  research work of Sr. Margherita MarchioneProf. Ron Rychlak, William Doino, Dr. Robert Moynihan, Fr. Livio Poloniato, Dr. Dmitri Cavalli, Fr. Peter Gumpel, Fr. Paulo Molinari, Patrick Gallo, Dr. Michael Hesemann and many others, who have devoted years to research this period of history. Many of the following documents may be deemed  new and never seen before  but have in fact been available to worldwide learning through research in  the open Vatican Archives up to 1939 and in the archives of many other nations.  Our contributors have written articles and many books, which reference many of these "new" documents. W wish to note that PTWF advisor in Germany Dr. Michael Hesemann, has personally made multiple trips to the Vatican Archives and personally discovered many of the following documents.

Gary Krupp interview on EWTN on the research of Pope Pius XII


PTWF Book of Documents,  Pope Pius XII And World War II- THE DOCUMENTED TRUTH: A Compilation of International Evidence Revealing the Wartime Acts of the Vatican.                                                                                                                                                     


Prof. Sanfilippo was a member of CEANA, which was established by the Argentine government to study its postwar involvement in sheltering war criminals.

Prof Sanfilippo's detailed report in Spanish

Detailed report on the failed 1999 Catholic Jewish Commision to Study the Acts of the Holy See during the Second World War 

This is the PDF of a Four part series of the transcript of our interview with Father Peter Gumpel SJ,  the relator (high Judge) for the cause of Pius XII. The video of this transcript can be viewed on our Interview page. Fr. Peter has reviewed over 100,000 pages of original documents and eye witness testimony and is considered the world's expert onthe secrete actions of Pope Pius XII. This article has been running in The Angelus Magazine

1966 Look Magazine article on Pope Pius XII and the Third Reich- This article has frank discussions of many of the diplomatic messages during the war and commentary by the secretary to Pope Pius XII, Fr. Robert Leiber SJ -  Thanks to Mr. Dimitri Cavalli for this article

Universal Jewish and Israeli gratitude to Pope Pius XII prior to the fictitious play The Deputy  

Objective study by Prof. Michael Marrus debunking the theory Pope Pius XII kidnapped thousand of Jewish children after WWII. thanks to Professor Michael Marrus

Why did the world change it's opinion of Pius XII? by Prof. Ronald Rychlak

Rebuttal to Hitler's Pope by Prof. Ronald Rychlak

Cover of the book Hitler's Pope with deceiving caption

The Nation of Slovakia and Papal efforts to mitigate suffering- by Prof. Ronald Rychlak

Transcript of our interview with Msgr. Giovanni Ferrofino who relates how he was physically with Pope Pius XII and sent to Portugal to obtain visas for fleeing Jews. He was then was sent to the Dominican Republic where two times per year he would receive a double encrypted telegram from Pope Pius XII asking General Trujillo to issue visas to allow Jews to come to the DR. Pius XII saved over 10,000 European Jews by obtaining passage and visas from 1939-1945 and further routing this people to the US.

Intervention of Pius XII to save the Jews in Slovakia. An  explanation from the book written by Fr Pierre Blet (English) of the frustration and efforts 1940-1944, to stop the deportation of the Jews. Included, are the copies of the documents referencing the identification of these various documents from the 11 volumes of The Actes Et Documents Du Saint Siege Relatifs A La Seconde Guerre Mondiale. Written and headed up by Fr. Blet. We thank William Doino for this addition.

Israeli diplomat and historian, Pinchas Lapide confirms above information on Slovakia in his book Three Popes and the Jews

Transcription of the interview with Juraj Adam, a Hungarian Jew who was not only saved  by the Nuncio to Hungary but worked at the nuncio orders to save hundreds of Jews who were marked for death

Transcript of an interview with Michael Tagliacozzo- A Roman Jewish Survivor who heads up the Holocaust archives of the war in Italy in Haifa, Israel- Thanks to Dr Robert Moynihan


Inside Vatican Magazine interview with Fr Aldo Brunacci- Discusses the secret letter sent to his Bishop Nicolini from the Vatican Secretary of State instructing them to do everything possible to assist the Jews Thanks to Dr Robert Moynihan


Important research document called "High Treason" by Michael Hesemann on Pope Pius XII's involvement with the conspirators of the plot to assassinate  Adolph Hitler  known as  "Operation Valkyre".


Article from a former KGB agent detailing how the Soviet Union planned and executed the demonizing of the Vatican in the 1960's with the financing and detailing of the fictitious play The Deputy   by (Former KGB agent)  Ion Mihai Pacepa  Moscow's Assault of the Vatican-


A Question o f Judgment Pius XII and the Jews- An Article by the Late Joseph Lichten of the Anti-Defamation League

History of the Graham Documents, 25000 documents and interviews on Pius XII relations and intervention for the Jewish people during the war

Archbishop Eugenio Pacelli intervenes in 1917  to save the Jews of Palestine- Dr. Michael Hesemann

(German)  Power Point of the efforts of Eugenio Pacelli- Dr. Michael Hesemann

Article of the involvement of Pacelli on behalf of the Jews of Palestine by Michael Hesemann CSC

Four unpublished articles from the Augustinian nuns who were ordered by Pope Pius XII to sheltered the Jews in Rome and testimony from the survivors

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