Investigating the papacy of Pope Pius XII

Truth does not become more true by virtue of the fact that the entire world agrees with it, nor less so even if the whole world disagrees with it. - Maimonides

  With the opening of the  Yad Vashem (Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem) exhibit  in 2005, there was  an historically incorrect placard erected in the "Hall of Shame", There was a international outcry  to remove these troubling remarks. PTWF was asked to intercede to attempt to resolve this obstacles, which has plagued Jewish Catholic relations for the past 47 years.

  On July 1, 2012, after six years of work to identify and post on  line over 76000 pages of documents, news articles, official published works and including eye witness interviews, Yad Vashem revised their controversial placard to reflect a more accurate and balanced view.  PTWF has applauded this move towards historical accuracy that Yad Vashem  has taken.

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   Letter of acknowledgment and gratitude from Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Vatican Secretary of State, for our initiative to digitize the Acts and Documents of the Holy See during the Second World War and the Acts of the Holy See 1909-1961.   Card-Bertone-Thankyou.pdf


Mark Riebling's game changing new book Church of Spies- The Pope's Secret War Against Hitler- studies the details of the actual events of how Pope Pius XII acted directly and personally to help the removal of Adolf Hitler. Church of Spies is based on primary source documentation.  Listen to Mark's radio interview at 


Please watch the YouTube video of Sir Martin Gilbert's lecture at University of California, of those of other faiths who acted to save Jewish lives during the dark days of World War II 




 Sir Martin Gilbert on Pope Pius XII


Msgr Giovanni Ferrofino worked for Pope Pius XII to obtain visas and transport for Jews fleeing Europe


Fr Peter Gumpel on the Study of the Papacy and the War Years


PTWF Book Our third edition of document discovery


Bishop Pagano on Secret Archives


Sr. Margherita Marchione on her work to discover the truth on Pope Pius XII


Professor Ron Rychlak Power point interview


Jewish Journalist interview on his book "The Secret Mission"- Hitler's plan to kill Pope Pius XII 


Gary Krupp talk at the National Press Club


Dr. Robert Adler of No. Carolina University speaks of how the Vatican saved his father Hugo hiding him the Vatican and arranging his transport to the Dominican Republic



Video- interview of  Max Ciampoli friend of Sir Winston Churchill who personally met with Pope Pius XII, who gave him  thousands of  false baptismal certificates to save Polish children who would have been sent to the extermination camps .




 Video by H2O of Msgr Giancarlo Centione who saved Jews through the secret underground society of ST. Raphael and direct aid of Pope Pius XII


New FIlm on Pope Pius XII Shades of Truth



Below is the new placard (L) placed July 1, 2012 to next to the old placard (R) 


In an attempt to add clarity to the Pius XII controversy, PTWF sponsored an intense yearlong workshop at La Sorbonne in Paris. This event was hugely successful since the defenders of this papacy where able to confront the critics in a scholarly and scientific environment.  The chair of this historic study was Professor Eduard Husson former Vice Chancellor of La Sorbonne and current Dean of ESCP Europe. The workshop concluded with a 2 day symposium November 2012 pictured below.



Further reference material.



Opening remarks of the PTWF Symposium on the documentation
discovered on the papacy of Pope Pius XII


Gary Krupp reveals PTWF findings on Pope Pius XII  to 70 Rabbinic students in Yeshiva University  in New York September 12, 2009


Gary Krupp remarks to Pope Benedict XVI


Pope Pius documents March 2011


Pope Benedict XVI responds to Pave the Way Foundation


  March 2014 Gary Krupp Interview on World Over Live 




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"It is with affection that I greet the members of the Pave the Way Foundation and I thank Mr. Krupp for the
kind words which he has addressed to me on your behalf"
Pope John Paul II- January 18, 2005



Jerusalem Medal from the Franciscan Custody of the Holy Land


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