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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Sir Martin Gilbert, Churchill Scholar Who Defended Pius XII, Dies

The noted scholar, also the official biographer of Winston Churchill, was called ‘an inspiration for all of us who seek the truth.’ He was 78.


ROME — Sir Martin Gilbert, a widely respected British-Jewish historian who strongly defended the wartime record of Venerable Pope Pius XII, died Tuesday at the age of 78. He had been suffering from cancer for some time.

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