Pope Pius XII knew he would be misunderstood.
I pray for this wonderful pope's canonization. He is a man for our time. As persecution against Christians grows in our own country and around the world, we need to seek his assistance. Watch the movie Pius XII, Under the Roman Sun. James Cromwell gives a moving performance of the pope who knew if he spoke out the Nazis would increase their persecution.
Hmmm....Does that remind you of somebody else who uses the power of government to persecute those with whom he disagrees?