In post-war Europe, an anti-Catholic course often suited (one could even say anti-Christian, but the first term is more appropriate for our work). In Eastern Europe it was clear with the advent of the communist regime, in Western Europe it often hid from various atheistic forms to Freemasonry and liberalist conceptions. Therefore, it is not surprising that a lot of anti-Catholic literature (but also other forms of propaganda) was often created (and unfortunately still is created today), which is not very surprising, as the Catholic Church does not want to adapt to the degenerate morals of today's society).
Introduction In post-war Europe, an anti-Catholic course often suited (one could even say anti-Christian, but the first term is more appropriate for our work). In Eastern Europe it was clear with the advent of the communist regime, in Western Europe it often hid from various atheistic forms to Freemasonry and liberalist conceptions. Therefore, it is not surprising that a lot of anti-Catholic literature (but also other forms of propaganda) was often created (and unfortunately still is created), which is not very surprising, as the Catholic Church does not want to adapt to the degenerate morals of today's society).
Holy Father of the Peacemaker This difficult task was given to Holy Father when the clouds began to move over Europe, where the Versailles treaties had long since ceased to exist. But we have to go back a little bit and take a closer look at the person of Eugene Pacelli. This man was really the right person for the position, and the Holy Spirit chose him.
The quest for peace at the beginning of the war In the peace effort, Pius XII wanted to continue even though the war has already begun. Making peace as soon as possible was very important for him. Above all, he wanted to oppose the spread of the war, which in practice meant keeping Mussolini out of the war.
The Pope and the Church in Germany The problem of the Church in Germany has long been serious. When Eugenio Pacelli succeeded the papal throne after Pius XI in March 1939, a struggle between the Catholic Church and the National Socialist regime had been going on in Germany for several years.
The Church in Poland Political and war events have posed extremely serious problems for the Polish Church and the Holy See. The country was divided by two occupying powers, both extremely hostile to the church, both hostile to the Polish nation. I can safely say that in Poland these disgusting ideologies have been treated to their cruel butcher's tastes.
At the time of the German triumph During the German triumphs, the Holy See had its hands full, there were many problems with the Nazis, but also with the Allies, who demanded the withdrawal of clergy from enemy countries, in which the Holy See often submitted for good relations.
From the European World War on June 22, 1941, the Wehrmacht crossed the borders of the Soviet Union, a former ally. The Soviet Union found itself in war. The Vatican had no reason to sympathize with the Soviet Union, a state-controlled party with a materialist philosophy led by a mass murderer.
Laws and racial persecution The plan to organize an information service to ensure the exchange of messages between prisoners and their families was particularly at the heart of Pius XII. From September 18, 1939, the Pope was determined on the need to establish an information office. He was very disappointed, the Berlin government, which had the most prisoners, refused to give lists of prisoners.
Deportations in Slovakia A special chapter in this work is the issue of deportations from Slovakia. This chapter has a significantly different character precisely because I am Slovak and therefore Slovak history is closer to me and I can better assess the individual events, given that I have no problem with the amount of information from this perhaps at first glance controversial period.
Croatia, Romania and Hungary The independent state of Croatia, which emerged in 1941, was even more subjugated to the Empire than Slovakia. The situation of the Jews, of whom there were more than 40,000, deteriorated day by day. Cardinal Maglione immediately spoke in favor of helping the Jews who were in danger.
Rome and France Rome was a city where the Holy Father managed to save himself from bombing and war destruction. The question of the bombing of Rome arose as early as June 10, 1940, when Italy entered the war. It became especially relevant in 1942, when the English bombed Genoa, Turin and Milan.
The Last Struggles and the Fate of the Nations The Second War was coming to an end, but the Holy See was also interested in what this end should look like. The Holy Father was still the same, he was not frightened when the Germans were in Rome, nor when they were at the height of their power, he was not frightened even when the Allies and Soviets already had Germany on their shovels. Trying to discuss giving Germany decent conditions so that there would be no further war later, the Vatican was not quite sure that the best rise was the Allied unconditional surrender. Pius XII. told Myron Tylor clearly, distinguishing between the regime, the army, and the people of Germany.