Church hierarchy entangled in Nazi guilt

Anli Serfontein
May 8, 2020 · 3 min read

Roman Catholic bishops in Germany confess guilt

THE Roman Catholic bishops of Germany have confessed the complicity of their predecessors in the Second World War, in the run-up to the 75th anniversary of Germany’s surrender. The document “German Bishops in the World War”, presented in a video press conference from Bonn, lists failures by the bishops of the Nazi era to oppose tyranny and give protection to those who needed it.

“By not opposing the war with a clear ‘No’, but by…