B16 on P12 again

From the New York Times on Thursday:

Group Says Pope Will Weigh Delay of Pius’s Beatification 

Published: October 30, 2008

VATICAN CITYPope Benedict XVI told Jewish leaders on Thursday that he was “seriously considering” delaying the beatification of Pius XII, the pope during World War II, until the archives of his papacy had been opened, a participant at the meeting said.

But the pope’s spokesman, the Rev. Federico Lombardi, said Benedict’s response was not a “public commitment,” according to The Associated Press.

“You shouldn’t read this response for beyond what it is,” Father Lombardi said. “It is a polite, serious response. He always takes seriously what he is told.”

Full story here.

As I said the other day, I tend to think this would be wise.


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