Previously there were many news stories on an al ledged Vatican document during WWII saying that Jewish children that were baptized were not to be returned to their parents. The document under question in fact turns out that the document had the seal of the the apostolic nunciature of France and was written three days later than what was stated in the article At this time the apostolic nuncio was Angelo Roncalli, the future Pope John XXIII.
The original document contradicts Melloni’s version. It states, in fact, that the children should be returned to their original Jewish families.
Pius XII took to heart the fate of these Jewish children and, in that same month of March, asked the Holy Office to study the case.
The Holy Office, after hearing from several consultors, prepared a document in response to the Pope’s request.
In August 1946, some French bishops and, specifically, Coadjutor Archbishop Emile Guerry of Cambrai and Cardinal Pierre Gerlier of Lyon, asked nuncio Roncalli for pointers as to how to resolve the situation of Jewish children saved from Nazi persecution.
Angelo Roncalli gathered all this material and, at the end of September, sent a letter to the Vatican Secretariat of State requesting instructions.
Roncalli was answered by Monsignor Tardini, secretary of the Congregation for Extraordinary Ecclesiastical Affairs, not in the way quoted by the article in Il Corriere, but rather in the way mentioned above. [Source]
I did not post anything about the initial story because I have developed a procedure in the case negative outcries against Vatican documents that has held up well. I simply wait a week or two to find out if once again it was much to do about nothing. In almost every case the facts are seriously misrepresented and simply passed on as true from one newspaper to another country by country. Previously there was an al ledged smoking gun proving that the Vatican ordered secrecy in all cases of abuse. This turned out to be absolutely false but even after it was debunked in some media outlets I saw the same story appearing months later in other news sources. Sometimes this is a result just as a simple mistake in translation, but more often it is agenda journalist looking for any rock to throw at the Church.