The question of Pope Pius XII's attitude towards the Jews during the 2nd WW and his supposed tacit support of Hitler's regime has come back into the news in recent months with the release of various documents from the Vatican archive and elsewhere that categorically show how in fact he helped to save the lives of 1,000s of Jews. Our friend at the Creative Minority Report blog ties together some of the different strands of this story here below:
Very sad news... Tony Doyle (Old Xav. - former pupil of mine) has passed away suddenly. Please keep him and his family in your prayers and thoughts. We will pray in our community for Tony and all the family. My heart goes out to them all. I have very fond memories of teaching Tony: a lovely personality, always smiling and joking.