Hitler's Pope: The Secret History of Pius XII
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing
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 ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MiaCulpa - LibraryThing
Whether Pope Pius XII, who was Pope during World War II, was complicit in crimes against Jewish people during the Holocaust remains a heated question. The author presents us with the case that Pius ... Read full review