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Miniseries glorifying wartime Pope Pius decried


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/miniseries_glorifying_wartime_pope_pius_decried_20101103

Italian Jewish leaders have sharply criticized an Italian TV mini-series that portrays Pope Pius XII as working forcefully to save Jews during the Holocaust. "Under the Roman Sky," starring James Cromwell as Pius XII, was aired Sunday and Monday on state-run RAI television. Set in 1943, it shows Pius remaining in Rome despite a plan by the Nazi occupiers to kidnap him.

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