The BBC lazily recycles hoary canards about indifference to the Holocaust

A British peer defends the record of the Catholic Church during World War II

The late John Frain was a constituent of mine and I felt greatly honoured when he asked me to write an introduction to his book on the role of Catholics in opposing Hitler and Nazism, The Cross and the Third Reich.

Dr Frain was on my mind this evening as the BBC reported on the visit of Pope Francis to Auschwitz and said the Catholic Church had remained silent in the face of Nazism and the Holocaust. This is a canard that is either repeated through sheer ignorance or because the facts don’t conveniently fit the story.