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Catholic Church

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The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the world's largest Christian church with more than a billion members, approximately one-sixth of the world's population. The number of practicing Catholics worldwide, however, is not reliably known. The Church's highest earthly authority in matters of faith, morality, and governance is the Pope, currently Pope Benedict XVI, who holds supreme authority in concert with the College of Bishops of which he is the head.

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  • This passage is Pius XII’s only relatively extensive utterance about Jews, not destined for publication, that has come to light. Recorded in a confidential letter about a scene that Pacelli had not even witnessed, it bears the stamp of authenticity, an expression of the then-future Pope’s views of Jews. That his statement is not just an offhand remark but a concentrated barrage of antisemitic stereotypes and charges, which also echo the demonological views of Jews then current in Germany, around Europe, and in the Catholic Church itself, makes it that much more reasonable to believe that Pacelli’s was not a fleeting opinion, a whimsical lapse into rank antisemitism, but an abiding sentiment that may be reflected in other similar statements, oral or written, the evidence of which would have expired with his interlocutors or would be safely secured in the locked archives of the Vatican.

    Daniel Jonah GoldhagenA Moral Reckoning

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