From THE BBC:
Pope Benedict XVI has defended the Vatican against accusations of indifference towards the Nazis' annihilation of Europe's Jews in WWII. On a landmark visit to Rome's main synagogue, the Pope conceded that "unfortunately, many remained indifferent", to the suffering of the Jews, six million of whom were killed in the Holocaust.
But he said "The Apostolic See itself provided assistance, often in a hidden and discreet way," without mentioning Pius XII by name.
His remarks came directly after the president of Rome's Jewish community, Riccardo Pacifici, told him "the silence of Pius XII before the Shoah [Holocaust], still hurts because something should have been done. Maybe it would not have stopped the death trains, but it would have sent a signal, a word of extreme comfort, of human solidarity, towards those brothers of ours transported to the ovens of Auschwitz," he said.
COMMENT: The Vatican will never allow the truth about the Vatican's war time record to be independently assessed, so it's difficult to accuse them of anything definite. But two things are certain:
Firstly, Germanic Roman Catholics, especially those in Southern Germany and Austria, were the most anti-semitic group in Europe at the time. Ordinary Roman Catholics were responsible for Hitler's rise to power and they, knowingly, allowed him to pursue his "final solution." Roman Catholics were also proponents of the gay holocaust. Rome did not censure them in any meaningful way.
Therefore, secondly, as Pius XII represented these evil churchgoers, no matter what his own personal record was, he must never be canonised. For a former member of the Hitler Youth to pursue such a canonisation is nothing less than Holocaust denial and an arrogant insult to, not only the Jews, gays, Romanies and mentally ill but also to all the good Christians in Germany and Austria who stood up for the Gospel to the point of becoming martyrs for it.