The Catholic church in Germany declared a national day of prayer on his birthday, didn't they?
Did they? My brief search states that Cardinal Adolf Bertram (head guy in Germany) sent him birthday wishes in 1939. That would have been in April, about five months before WWII. I don't know how unusual it is for the church's national heads to send well-wishes to the head of state.
The Pope at the time also refused to condemn Hitler's actions, something the church recently apologised for.
at the time was seriously condemning their actions. Remember how the US opened their gates to all the oppressed Jewish people during the 1930s?
Oh, that's right, they didn't. They grabbed some scientists and the rest could get bent. Of course, the best soundbite to describe the situation came from Australia when asked to allow Jewish immigration:
Edited, Nov 17th 2011 2:16pm by Jophiel
It will no doubt be appreciated also that as we have no real racial problem, we are not desirous of importing one by encouraging any scheme of large-scale foreign migration