Papacy

When Jews in France were being persecuted, the pope protected those in Carpentras.

Henry Abramson
Nov. 13 2019 12:01AM

In 1555, Pope Paul IV ordered Jews to be confined to separate, closed-off neighborhoods. Soon ghettos appeared in cities throughout Italy, including Rome, where Jews. . .

Micol Debash
Dec. 2 2014 12:01AM

Two new biographies of Pius XII suggest that, although he was no Nazi sympathizer, his diplomatic accommodations suited Hitler’s long-term purposes, including toward the Jews.

John Cornwell
June 17 2013 12:00AM