Soldier of Christ: The Life of Pope Pius XII
Soldier of Christ reveals a paradoxical figure: a prophetic reformer of limited vision whose leadership stimulated the emergence of a global Catholicism while sowing doubt and dissension among some of the Church’s most faithful servants. The Cold War and Pius XII’s manner of engaging with the modern world defined his pontificate, Ventresca argues.
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Another close scrutiny of the pope excoriated for his silence during World War II and no nearer to redemption.Ventresca (History/King's University Coll.; From Fascism to Democracy: Culture and ... Read full review
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