ZE09051114 - 2009-05-11
JERUSALEM, MAY 11, 2009 (Zenit.org).- The founder of the Raoul Wallenberg Foundation ( BARUCH TENNENBAUM )says....
...As well, Tenembaum continued, "The creation of the state of Israel is due in great part to Angelo Roncalli (later John XXIII), who interceded before Pope Pius XII so that obstacles were not placed to the vote in favor of the Jewish state."
Moreover, he said, "Roncalli, when he was apostolic nuncio in Istanbul, saved the lives of thousands of Jews." The founder noted that the Wallenberg foundation has a special committee dedicated to the recognition of that Pope's legacy.
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