The Hidden Encyclical of Pius XI

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Harcourt Brace, 1997 - Religion - 319 pages
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Drafted by american Jesuit Father John LaFarge and buried in the Vatican’s archives since 1938, this engrossing narrative sheds new light on the Church’s failure in the 1930s to alert the world to the nature of fascism and its inherent racism and anti-Semitism. Introduction by Garry Wills. Translated by Stephen Rendall.

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Certain to reopen the debate on the political, diplomatic, and, most importantly, moral failure of the Catholic Church in the face of fascism and the Holocaust. Historians have long known that Pius XI ... Read full review

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In June 1938, three Jesuit priests drafted a work that might or might not have changed European history. Humani Generis Unitas (The Unity of the Human Race) was Pope Pius XI's encyclical to address ... Read full review


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About the author (1997)

Georges Passelecq, a Benedictine monk, was a member of the Belgian Resistance in World War II.

Bernard Suchecky recieved his Doctorate in history from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. Suchecky is also a specialist in the Yiddish world and the history of Jewish populations in Central and Eastern Europe of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He is a researcher at the Graduate Institute for the Study of Judaism at the Free University of Brussels and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in New Yor. He was curator, head of archives at the Jewish Museum of Belgium (Brussels).

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