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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In the new year , after talks with Hitler , Papen approached Hindenburg with a
formula that was to grant Hitler the chancellorship while he , Papen , had it in
mind to emerge as the real power behind the scenes in the office of vice -
13 In the meantime , Hitler ' s cunning statement to the Reichstag , with its
promise of close ties with the Holy See , indeed with the broad hint of ties already
initiated , did not fail to embarrass the German Catholic bishops , who had been ...
Behind the agreement with Hitler stood not the Pope , but the Vatican
bureaucracy and its leader , Pacelli . He visualized an authoritarian state and an
authoritarian Church directed by the Vatican bureaucracy , the two to conclude
an eternal ...
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LibraryThing ReviewКоментар посетиоца странице - nx74defiant - LibraryThing
It started with his childhood. Than goes into his work prior to becoming the pope. He reviews the choices people made that lead up to the Holocaust. What was their priorities. What did they not know or see. Than it goes into his failures as the Pope. He paints a very negative view of the Pope. Прочитајте целу рецензију
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