Immediately before his election, then-Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli
was the Vatican secretary of state.
For decades Eugenio Pacelli
, Pope Pius the XII, has come under intense fire for his purported Nazi sympathies and his alleged inaction in the face of the horrors of the Holocaust.
One of the more vile takes on Eugenio Pacelli
, the Vatican Secretary of State who became Pius XII on March 2, 1939, comes from Daniel Jonah Goldhagen in a long essay published in the New Republic (January 21, 2002).
They relate to Vatican diplomats in Berlin and cover the period during which Eugenio Pacelli
, who later became Pope Pius XII, was the papal representative there.
, who became Pius XII, was the son of ancient Roman nobility--aloof, ethereal, and quasi-divine.
As Pius XII, Eugenio Pacelli
was the most controversial of modern Popes.
Pope-to-be Eugenio Pacelli
was presumably well aware of what happened.
Pius XII - born Eugenio Pacelli
in 1876 - who became Pope just months before the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939 and who died in 1958, comes under heavy and justified fire in this book.
In this case this book has been heavily criticised for its assertions: Eugenio Pacelli
, before he became Pope, helped Hitler to gain power, undermined Catholic opposition to the New Fuhrer and thereby aided the Nazis in the ir campaign against Jews.
95) is British Catholic journalist John Cornwell's well-researched biography of canon lawyer and Vatican diplomat Eugenio Pacelli
, who became Pope Pius XII in 1939.
The young Eugenio Pacelli
was from his early youth destined to become a priest.
On March 2, 1939, Roman Catholic Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli
was elected pope on his 63rd birthday; he took the name Pius XII.
retraces the principal phases of the life of Eugenio Pacelli
, "the man, priest, diplomat and Pope" (6).
19, is the youngest secretary of state since Eugenio Pacelli
was appointed in 1930 at the age of 54.
Did the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Pius XI, and Eugenio Pacelli
, the Cardinal Secretary of State (the future Pope Pius XII), turn a blind eye and a deaf ear to the plight of Germany's Jews in the 1930s?