Definition of Pius xii
1. Noun. Pope who maintained neutrality during World War II and was later criticized for not aiding the Jews who were persecuted by Hitler (1876-1958).
Generic synonyms: Bishop Of Rome, Catholic Pope, Holy Father, Pontiff, Pope, Roman Catholic Pope, Vicar Of Christ
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1. Vicars of Christ: Popes, Power, and Politics in the Modern World by Michael P. Riccards (1998)
"Wartime Correspondence between President Roosevelt and Pope Pius XII, ed. ... Pius XII and his close aides in 1944 envisioned enlarging the city-state to ..."
2. Wake Up the Lord Is Returning by Alf Droy (2002)
"Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli became Pope Pius XII (1939-1958) a close confidant of Hitler who ... The Secret History of Pius XII enlarges on my brief outline. ..."
3. Wake Up! the Lord Is Returning by Alf Droy (2001)
"162 After the war Stepinac was imprisoned for war crimes, but Pope Pius XII successfully engineered his release. Stepinac was later elevated to Cardinal. ..."
4. The Jerusalem Question, 1917-1968 by H. Eugene Bovis (1971)
"While not as active as Pius XI in trying to bring the Orthodox into communion with Rome, Pope Pius XII had probably seen an internationalized Jerusalem as ..."
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