Some say that His Holiness Pope Pius XII was Hitler’s Pope.
Judging by the fact that Hitler tried to assassinate him three times, I say that that Hitler did not approve of the fact that His Holiness saved the lives of at least 800,000 Jews by having them hidden in Catholic homes, monasteries, convents, friaries, churches and schools, and by issuing them fake baptismal certificates and passports. I doubt that he liked it when Pope Pius XII issued Summi Pontificatus, an encyclical against racism and totalitarianism, either.
You may be wondering why I am so passionate about defending Pope Pius XII’s reputation against slander. You may think that it is because I am a Catholic, and that I do not want people to think badly of the Catholic Church. While this is part of my reason, the main part is far more interesting: Without His Holiness’s heroic action, I would not exist. If my grandfather had not been hidden in the home of Catholics who were following the example of the Vicar of Christ, I would never have been born.
If you would like to learn more about relations between His Holiness Pope Pius XII and the Jews, please read The Myth of Hitler’s Pope: How Pope Pius XII Rescued Jews from the Nazis by Rabbi David G. Dalin, and “A Forest of Eight Hundred Thousand Trees” by RoseMary Johnson.