Saturday, January 15, 2005

Hitler 'ordered pope kidnapped'

But leading German general refused to obey order, newspaper says

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) -- Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler gave one of his generals a direct order to kidnap Pope Pius XII during World War II but the officer did not obey, Italy's leading Roman Catholic newspaper reported.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

tuscendi enters stage left: Had the nazis kidnapped and disappeared Pope Pius XII, my childhood would have been so different! He was pope from the beginning of my days on earth until I was almost grown up, seemed like a permanent, unchanging fixture.

10:06 PM  

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