Pope Pius XII During the holocaust he helped over 350,000 Jewish people to safety, hiding thousands in the Vatican and other churches, convents and rectories. Read more...

Pope Pius XII During the holocaust he helped over 350,000 Jewish people to safety, hiding thousands in the Vatican and other churches, convents and rectories. Read more...

Pope Pius XII while still Cardinal Pacelli wearing the decoration of Bailiff Grand Cross of the Order of Malta.:

Pope Pius XII while still Cardinal Pacelli wearing the decoration of Bailiff Grand Cross of the Order of Malta.:

Pope Pius XII, the controversial pope who was on the papal throne during WWII.

Pope Pius XII, the controversial pope who was on the papal throne during WWII.

Shoes, gloves, hat, and cassock of Pope Pius XII. Source: National Geographic, from the 1985 book "Inside the Vatican".

Shoes, gloves, hat, and cassock of Pope Pius XII. Source: National Geographic, from the 1985 book "Inside the Vatican".

Pope Pius XII - Ora pro nobis - pe Pius XII: Pope during the Second World War; here he wears the Papal Tiara, which is never seen nowadays

Pope Pius XII - Ora pro nobis - pe Pius XII: Pope during the Second World War; here he wears the Papal Tiara, which is never seen nowadays

65c Pius XII single Vatican postage stamp - Pope Pius XII served from 1929-1951

65c Pius XII single Vatican postage stamp - Pope Pius XII served from 1929-1951

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