One of the preposterous claims
made on behalf of Pope Pius XII :
Another claim similar to the one above, which is often made by papal apologists – including Pope Benedict XVI – is that "Pope Pius XII did more than anybody else to save Jews."
Winston Churchill and Franklin D.Roosevelt and the leaders of the other allied nations led 28 million of their subjects into the battle against the Axis nations, a million of whom gave their lives for the cause, where do friends of the Vatican get the gall to claim that the leader of the church that produced all of these Roman Catholic leaders of the Third Reich Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler, Josef Goebbels, Reinhard Heydrich, Rudolf Hoess, Julius Streicher, Fritz Thyssen (who bankrolled the Nazi rise to power), Klaus Barbie, and Franz Von Papen were all Roman Catholics, as were the heads of all of these NAZI countries : Leon Degrelle of Belgium, Emil Hacha of Bohemia–Moravia, Ante Pavelic of Croatia, Konrad Henlein of Sudetenland, Pierre Laval and then Henry Petain of Vichy–France. and the R.C. priest, Msgr. Josef Tiso, of Slovakia, "did more than anybody else to save Jews"? The most that Pope Pius XII managed to say out loud in the 11 years of the Third Reich were ambguous pronouncements couched in diplomatic language that could mean whatever readers imagined that they meant.
[ Source of stats: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II_casualties#Military_deaths_by_alliance.2C_theater.2C_year_-_absolute_numbers_.28millions.29 ]