Who helped Nazi war criminals escape to South America?
The video below explains why the Catholic Church became involved with the Nazis and the alliance between the two. Nazi hatred of Jews was born of Nazi Neopaganism and Christian Anti-Judaism.
Bishop Alois Hudal was an Austrian bishop in the Roman Catholic Church, based in Rome for 30 years. 1937 he wrote the book "The Foundations of National Socialism", were he praised Adolf Hitler and his policies. Hudal was most concerned with the rise of communism, as well as, Christianity in Eastern Europe. During World War II Hudal was a Vatican based informant to the Nazi regime. After the war he would help establish Nazi "ratlines", which allowed prominent Nazi figures and other European former Axis officers and political leaders, among them accused war criminals, to escape Allied trials and denazification.
Antonio Caggiano was an archbishop and cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church in Argentina. After World War II he played a role in Nazi Ratlines bringing Nazi war criminals to Argentina with the support of president Juan Perón. Antonio Caggiano first move in smuggling Nazis was in January 1946, when he flew with Bishop Agustín Barrére to Rome. While in Rome, the Argentine bishops met with French Cardinal Eugènet Tisserant, where they passed on a message, "the Government of the Argentine Republic was willing to receive persons, whose political attitude during the recent war would expose them to harsh measures and private revenge". Over the spring of 1946 a number of war criminals and fascists officials made it from Italy to Argentina. They were issued passports by the Rome International Committee of the Red Cross Office; these were then stamped with Argentine tourist visas and return tickets waived by request of Caggiano.
This declassified document from the CIA shows interest reguarding rumors of Nazis being helped by religious groups from Spain, Belgium, Holland, and France. Details how these organizations are operating and the destination of Nazis being smuggled out of Europe (Argentina).