Credo is honored to welcome Professor Ronald Rychlak, author of Hitler, the War, and the Pope to our June 12th, 2011 Forum. The book was cited by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints in its investigation of Eugenio Pacelli, now The Venerable Pope Pius XII, and has been praised as “the best and most careful of the recent works” on the subject of his actions during the war.
Professor Rychlak will trace the life and character of Ven. Pope Pius XII from the Second World War until after his death, highlighting the rescue activities he undertook during the war, credited with saving the lives of hundreds of thousands of Jews.
In 2010, Rychlak published a second edition of his book that relates recent discoveries of Cold War efforts of the Soviet Union to tarnish Pacelli’s reputation, and he will rebut modern allegations often made against this pope.
Ronald Rychlak is Professor of Law and Associate Dean at the University of Mississippi School of Law, and serves as advisor to the Holy See’s Mission to the United Nations. Rychlak has been awarded two Papal Medals by Bl. Pope John Paul II and by Pope Benedict XVI. He is the author or co-author of seven books and regularly writes for The Washington Post’s “On Faith” blog and InsideCatholic.com.
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