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Published: 27 February 2014

592 Pages


ISBN: 9780198716167

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The Pope and Mussolini

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

David I. Kertzer

  • The compelling story of the Papacy's secret relations with Benito Mussolini - now told in full for the first time
  • A ground-breaking work that will forever change our understanding of the Vatican's role in the rise of Fascism in Europe
  • Reveals the Papacy's secret agreement to support Mussolini's anti-semitic 'racial laws'
  • Sheds dramatic new light on the activities of the future Pope Pius XII as a go-between in the Papacy's dealings with Mussolini
  • Destroys the widely accepted myth of a heroic Church doing battle with the Fascist regime