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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ply to this gentleman — a reply in which I defer to your wellnoted shrewdness [
destrezza ) — it should stress the fact that the Holy See has no diplomatic
relations with the Italian government . 14 So it was that Pacelli rejected a
poignant plea of ...
In other words , he would refrain from sanctioning a mutual diplomatic
representation between the Reich and the Holy See , with the consequent loss to
Germany of the Vatican as an eloquent ally on the world stage . Whatever the
case , the ...
Since Church affairs constantly overlapped with state interests , the Holy See ' s
diplomatic communications were of considerable political interest ; interception of
its messages became a priority for many intelligence services . The Secretariat ...
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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