Historian Gerald P. Fogarty, S.J., considers the complicated legacy of Pope Pius XII.
Why did Pius XII choose to act as he did during World War II? Could he have spoken more forcefully against the slaughter of the Jews? Has he been misunderstood by his critics? Historian Gerald P. Fogarty, S.J., takes up these questions as he considers the complicated legacy of Eugenio Pacelli. Read Father Fogarty's article, "A Pope in Wartime," from the Dec. 15 issue of America.