Pius XII criticism 'gives me a rash' says pope

'Made mistakes but must be seen in context'

(ANSA) - Vatican City, June 13 - Criticism of wartime pope Pius XII for allegedly not speaking out against the Holocaust "gives me a rash," Pope Francis said Friday.
    "I want to say that sometimes I have a little existential rash when I see the attacks by all against the Church of Pius XII, and the role of the great powers is forgotten," Francis told Spanish daily La Vanguardia.
    Francis admitted that Pius "made mistakes" but stressed that his actions should be seen "in the context of the times".
    The opening of the Vatican archives on WWII, expected in a few years' time, will "she a lot of light," Francis said. http://popefrancisnewsapp.com/


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