The Pope's Last Crusade

The Pope's Last Crusade

How An American Jesuit Helped Pope Pius XI's Campaign to Stop Hitler

eBook - 2013
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Draws on new archival research to examine Pope Pius XI's effort to reject Nazism, discussing how he enlisted the assistance of John La Farge, a virtually unknown American Jesuit, to craft a papal encyclical condemning Hitler's campaign against the Jews.
Publisher: New York, NY :, William Morrow, An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, [2013]
ISBN: 9780062049162
Branch Call Number: Online eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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bookfanatic1979 Nov 12, 2013

Not my usual light and fluffy reading. A marvelous look at the history of what—until recently—was a lock-and-key mystery known only to Vatican powers. I am unsure whether the reluctance of Pacelli and his ilk was a symptom of personal opinion, appeasement thinking, the Catholic Church’s wish for world peace, or an aversion to violence. History buffs and religious buffs alike may want to give this a try.

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Jan 06, 2014

the crooked cross of National Socialism.

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