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 the mornings he worked in the Vatican department ; during the afternoons and
weekends he operated , from his private apartment , the secret service known as
the Sodalitium Pianum ( “ Sodality of Pius ” ) . Having managed a Catholic news ...
And yet his mode of life and personality , his talents and personal preoccupations
, were , save for some well - known facts and generalizations , a mystery . He was
said to be highly intelligent , to have a gift for languages , to have a prodigious ...
From the outset , the public acts and statements concerning ethnic cleansing and
the anti - Semitic programmes were well known to the Catholic episcopate and
Catholic Action , the lay associations so vigorously promoted by Pacelli as papal
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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