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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By the turn of the decade, in fact, Catholic criticism of the National Socialists was
vehement and sustained in the press and from the pulpits. The Catholic journalist
Walter Dirks, writing in the August 1 93 1 edition of the journal Die Arbeit, ...
In L'Osservatore Romano, October I1, 1930, the editorialist declared that
membership in the National Socialists was "incompatible with the Catholic
conscience", adding, "just as it is completely incompatible with membership of
socialist parties ...
went for the socialists. Thus, after the formation of a postwar Italian Constituent
Assembly, pending general elections (the monarchy had been dislodged by
referendum, with Pacelli's wholehearted approval), a pragmatic alliance came
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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