Does anybody happen to have the following information? I've been unable to find crisp information on the internet ...
... When did Pius XII, Papa Pacelli, begin to give dispensations for married former Lutheran ministers in Germany to be ordained into the Presbyterate of the Latin Church?
Assertions on the internet vary between 1939, 1943, 1950; 1951, and 1952.
Might it have been connected with his Germanophilia? Or were there cultural reasons within German society?
In Anglophone countries, of course, anti-Anglican prejudice among episcopates of Irish extraction might have discouraged any similar idea.