catholical church

Today I learned that the Vatican ran a spy ring during WWII and Pope Pius XII was a co-conspirator in multiple plots to overthrow Adolf Hitler.

Because that’s not strange enough on its own, it’s worth pointing out that Pope Pius XII was posthumously accused of having supported the Nazis, in no small part due to the efforts of propaganda designed by the Soviets to undercut the authority of the Catholic Church.  And why would the Soviets bother with that sort of thing?  Because they were afraid St. Pope John Paul II would undercut their own authority in Poland (which he did).

The 20th century was weird, man.