Letter and Nazi dagger reopen debates over wartime role of Pope Pius XII

Two new discoveries regarding Pope Pius XII are rekindling debate over the role of the wartime pontiff, including a letter suggesting he had earlier knowledge of the Holocaust than previously believed and a Nazi dagger presented to the pontiff by a repentant SS officer. The news was published in a Sunday insert of Corriere della Sera after having been discovered by a researcher in the Vatican archives and made public with the encouragement of Vatican officials.