Hitler's Pope: The Secret History of Pius XII
Viking, 1999 - 430 страница
The "explosive" ("The New York Times") bestseller--now with a new introduction by the author
When "Hitler's Pope," the shocking story of Pope Pius XII that "redefined the history of the twentieth century" ("The Washington Post" ) was originally published, it sparked a firestorm of controversy both inside and outside the Catholic Church. Now, award-winning journalist John Cornwell has revisited this seminal work of history with a new introduction that both answers his critics and reaffirms his overall thesis that Pius XII, now scheduled to be canonized by the Vatican, weakened the Catholic Church with his endorsement of Hitler--and sealed the fate of the Jews in Europe.
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For Pacelli, democracy led either to the dubious values of the United States,
which in many ways he deplored despite its useful wealth, or to the spectre of
socialism, which he deemed a precursor of Communism. The United States, he ...
Convinced that the appeal of the Communists was a result of grassroots
organizations, Pacelli enlisted the help of Luigi Gedda, who controlled the mass
movement Catholic Action and was setting up Catholic electoral associations
The decree did not prompt a collapse of the Communist Party in Italy, nor did it
even affect the Communist vote in years to come, but it was arguably a sufficient
moral deterrent to hold the line. Catholicism in Eastern Europe The unbearable ...
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LibraryThing ReviewКоментар посетиоца странице - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing
This is a well researched dissection of the diplomatic Career of Egenio Pacelli, who called himself Pius XII. The impression given is that Eugenio was no friend of the Jews. Cornwell's research seems ... Прочитајте целу рецензију
LibraryThing ReviewКоментар посетиоца странице - MiaCulpa - LibraryThing
Whether Pope Pius XII, who was Pope during World War II, was complicit in crimes against Jewish people during the Holocaust remains a heated question. The author presents us with the case that Pius ... Прочитајте целу рецензију
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