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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Writing to Gasparri , Pacelli reported that the commandant of the Red Brigade of
the South , a man named Seyler , along with an “ accomplice ” called Brongratz
and other soldiers “ armed with rifles , revolvers , and hand grenades ” , came to ...
This accentuated his lofty isolation , but it also gave a freer hand to the strong
members of the Curia . The victims were the dioscesan bishops , who were , as
Falconi has put it , “ ignored by the Pope and humiliated by the [ curial ]
I know Michigan , ” the Pope said , and managing to free himself from the plastic
surgeon ' s grip he raised a hand in blessing : “ A special blessing on Michigan ! "
28 Guinness speculates that these were probably the last words of English ...
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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