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  • Published: 26 October 2000
  • ISBN: 9780140266818
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $45.00
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Hitler's Pope

The Secret History of Pius XII



A firm and final indictment of Pope Pius XII's scandalous wartime silence and its consequences.

Backed by a wealth of new research, John Cornwell tells for the first time the story of the World War II career of Eugenio Pacelli, the man who was Pope Pius XII, arguably the most dangerous churchman in modern history. In the first decade of the century, as a brilliant young Vatican lawyer, Pacelli helped shape a new ideology of unprecedented papal power in Germany. In 1933 Hitler became his negotiating partner, an agreement was arranged that granted religious and financial payments to the Catholic Church in exchange for their withdrawal from social and political privillage, ensuring the rise of Nazism.

  • Published: 26 October 2000
  • ISBN: 9780140266818
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $45.00
Categories:

About the author

John Cornwell

John Cornwell is an award-winning journalist and author. His Hitler's Pope: The Secret History of Pius XII was a world bestseller. He has written on scientific issues for a number of periodicals, including New Scientist and the Sunday Times Magazine. His book of the 1995 Prozac trial, Power to Harm: Mind, Murder and Drugs on Trial, was widely acclaimed, and he is the editor of a trilogy of science books: Nature's Imagination, Consciousness and Human Identity and Explanations. He is Director of the Science and Human Dimension Project at Jesus College, Cambridge, and a member of the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge University.

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