Jewish group urges Pope to defer Pius sainthood over conduct during WWII

The Anti-Defamation League urged Pope Benedict on Thursday to suspend the sainthood process for Pope Pius XII, whom critics accuse of turning a blind eye to the death of Jews during World War Two.


The ADL, a US-based anti-Semitism group, said the process should stop until secret World War Two Vatican archives are declassified and fully examined "so that the full record of the Pope's actions during the Holocaust may finally be known." (Reuters)