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 Italy the Holy See had signed a pact with Mussolini in February 1929,
foreshadowing Pacelli's 1933 deal with Hitler. Negotiated and drafted by Pacelli's
brother, Francesco, and his predecessor as Secretary of State, Pietro Gasparri,
In the spring of 1940, as the threat of Hitler's westward invasion loomed imminent
, so the likelihood of Italy's joining Germany in arms became inevitable. Pacelli
became an important focus for influencing Mussolini, and all Italians, to think ...
the fabric of Italy, the mounting anger at the continuation of the war. Then he
came to his most compelling argument: "The only uncontested authority that
remains in Italy is that of the Catholic Church, which remains firmly unassailed ...
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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
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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
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