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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"The fact that the Curia is now making its peace with Fascism," he wrote, "shows
that the Vatican trusts the new political realities far more than did the former
liberal democracy with which it could not come to terms." Turning to the German ...
Fascist bully boys had beaten up the newspaper vendors. Three weeks before
Briining's arrival in Rome, Pius XI had published his encyclical Non abbiamo
bisogno ( We Have No Need), a fierce denunciation of the Fascist government for
Did this not indicate that he was being used as a propaganda instrument by the
Fascists? ... Equally important, Pacelli's advocacy for Rome was a reason, in the
eyes of the Fascist government, to sustain the sovereign status of the Vatican.9 ...
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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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