The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe
The compelling story of Pope Pius XI's secret relations with Benito Mussolini. A ground-breaking work, based on seven years of research in the Vatican and Fascist archives by US National Book Award-finalist David Kertzer, it will forever change our understanding of the Vatican's role in the rise of Fascism in Europe.
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The Pope helped Mussolini get and keep power in return for making Catholicism mandatory in Italy, paving the way for Hitler’s rise. He wasn’t an aggressive anti-Semite, but did nothing to fight the ... Read full review
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Emotional, impulsive, vindictive, deceptive, flexible in his convictions, an authoritarian, and a womanizer, Mussolini led the Fascists in Italy. Despite his antics, he was apparently quite popular ... Read full review