Pius XII

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Pius XII

Originally Eugenio Pacelli. 1876-1958.
Pope (1939-1958) who maintained neutrality during World War II. He was later severely criticized for not taking forceful measures to aid European Jews.
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Pius XII

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(Biography) original name Eugenio Pacelli. 1876–1958, Italian ecclesiastic; pope (1939–58): his attitude towards Nazi German anti-Semitism has been a matter of controversy
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Noun1.Pius XII - pope who maintained neutrality during World War II and was later criticized for not aiding the Jews who were persecuted by Hitler (1876-1958)Pius XII - pope who maintained neutrality during World War II and was later criticized for not aiding the Jews who were persecuted by Hitler (1876-1958)
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Pius XII (Eugenio Maria Giuseppe Giovanni Pacelli; 1876-1958) was pope from 1939 to 1958 and thus guided the Church through the very difficult years of World War II.