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The Pope and Mussolini

The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe

Kertzer, David I.

(Book - 2014)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Pope and Mussolini
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Analyzes the relationship between Pius XI and the notorious Italian dictator, tracing how after coming into power in the same year they forged covert ties to one another to consolidate power and pursue political goals.
Publisher: New York :, Random House,, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 0812993462
9780812993462
Characteristics: xxxiii, 549 pages :,illustrations, maps ;,25 cm

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... Kennedy " came away with the belief that we could accomplish much more by sending a dozen beautiful chorus girls to Rome than a flock of diplomats and a fleet of airplanes.

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While he was himself Catholic, Hitler added, he could see no good purpose that Catholicism served in Germany.

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These men who come to power through coup d'├ętats need to legitimize themselves through the Vatican.

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... he needed the pope to eliminate the remaining Catholic opposition to his rule.

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The Pope's decision to consider supporting Mussolini surprised many in the Church.

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His commands were to be followed "not immediately, but sooner than immediately," the Pope was fond of saying.

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Si it was that Mussolini first came to power, through a legal vote in a freely elected parliament.

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Clerico - Fascist Regime
mutually beneficial relationship between the Church and the Fascist regime.

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