Friday, June 17, 2016

Taking a stand

I've previously written about Catholic and Protestant churches' complicated relationship with the Nazi regime between 1933 and 1945. It is well known that the Vatican signed an agreement with the Nazis in 1933, the controversial Reichskonkordat. It is also well known that a significant number of both clergy and laity were either sympathetic to the Nazis, or capitulated to them.

On the other hand, many others openly opposed them, and it seems that Pope Pius XII was among them. In his new book, Church of Spies: The Pope’s Secret War Against Hitler, author Mark Riebling uses documentary evidence to claim that Pope Pius XII opposed and plotted against Adolf Hitler.

It sounds like a book worth reading. I'll definitely look out for it. Unlike some other bloggers, I'm not intellectually lazy, and won't write about books I have no intention of reading.

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