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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To his aid and service at this time came an unusual individual: Ludwig Kaas, an
expert in canon law, representative of the Catholic Centre Party in the Reichstag,
and (strange for a full-time politician) a Roman Catholic priest. Five years ...
In the days following the March elections, although he was the leader of a great
parliamentary party heading for breakup, Kaas became curiously inactive and
unreceptive. At a party meeting in Cologne a week after the election, Heinrich ...
told Kaas in outline the basic requirements of the treaty from the Reich's point of
view: "the safeguarding of religious rights for Catholics in exchange for the
depoliticizing of the clergy and the disbanding of the Centre Party". According to
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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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