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Fattorini, Emma
Pio XI, Hitler e Mussolini. English
Hitler, Mussolini and the Vatican : Pope Pius XI and the speech that was never made / Emma Fattorini ; translated by Carl Ipsen
[English ed.]
Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, c2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  BX1377 .F3813 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject Pius XI, Pope, 1857-1939
Subject(s) Fascism and the Catholic Church -- Italy
Church and state -- Italy -- History -- 20th century
National socialism and religion
Subject Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945
Mussolini, Benito, 1883-1945
Physical Description xvi, 260 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 216-249) and index
Language Translated from the Italian
Contents A pope's illusions and the rebirth of Christian society -- The spiritual turn -- France and communism as Christian heresy -- Spain and the crusade -- Nazism as public enemy number one : Pius XI and Hitler -- "Another cross that is not the cross of Christ" : Pius XI, Mussolini, Hitler -- "Spiritually we are all Semites" -- The end of a papacy : a sigh of relief
Summary The Vatican against Nazism and Fascism on the eve of WWII. A tired pope watching the crisis unfold and considering what action to take against the new enemies of Christianity. Pius XI died on February 10th, 1939, just after finishing the address he hoped to deliver to the Italian bishops on the tenth anniversary of the Lateran Pact
Alternate Author Ipsen, Carl, tr

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