WANTAGH, N.Y., March 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Pave the Way Foundation (PTWF) praises His Holiness Pope Francis for his important decision to open the Vatican Archives on March 2, 2020. This is eight years earlier than directed by Canon Law. This date will mark the 80th anniversary of the election of Eugenio Pacelli as Pope Pius XII.
PTWF has investigated and published over 76,000 pages of primary source documents and has posted eyewitness interviews on its website www.ptwf.org. That includes hundreds of original war-time documents as well, obtained from many outside sources.
It is important to note that the "Secret Archives," a misnomer, are more accurately translated as the "private archives" of the pope. In addition, the archives of the Secretary of State are far more revealing on the official diplomatic actions of the Holy See during WWII. Many archives of individual dioceses and religious communities worldwide are a treasure trove of information, as well.
Elliot Hershberg, Chairman of PTWF, vigorously encourages all the critics and critical organizations who invested in the negative and erroneous information spread over the last 56 years, assign legitimate scholars to travel to Rome to obtain credentials as soon as possible, which will allow them to research the newly opened archives. Pope Benedict XVI ordered the archives opened up to 1939, which contained 2/3 of the life of Pacelli, but none of his most ardent critics ever accessed them for research purposes.
Gary Krupp, President of PTWF, has stated that when all is revealed, Pope Pius XII will be recognized as Righteous Among Nations at the Holocaust Memorial of Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. He added that the discrediting by the Soviet KGB-engineered disinformation project (called Seat 12), which resulted in the "Black Legend" against Pius XII, will mark the end of what Krupp called "the worst character assassination of the 20th century."
For information please contact Dave Hauser (516) 672-5930; [email protected]
SOURCE Pave the Way Foundation