Pope Pius XII would not have been «pope», if Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini had not brought the Papal system back to Rome after 59 years in exile.
Pope Benedict XVI has moved Pope Pius XII closer to Catholic sainthood. The World War II pontiff has been criticized for not doing enough to stop the Holocaust. Even if the Pope was silent during the Holocaust, as a Cardinal he was more than active in deal making with the Fascists in Italy and Nazis in Germany.
What is the claimed authority of the Pope of Rome?
The Pontiff in Rome claims to be the successor to the Apostle Peter, who the Roman Catholic Church claim was the first Bishop of Rome. The popes claims to sit in the authoritative seat of Peter. Its called «Apostolic succession».
Few people are aware that this «Apostolic succession» was broken for 59 years.
There was no Catholic Bishop in Rome in the years from 1870 to 1929. The Pope had been ousted from Rome and sent in internal exile to Castle of Gaeta, 120 kilometer south of Rome.
How could God permit this to happen to His «infallible Pope»?
The reason for the ousting was people being sick and tired of the papal tyranny. The Pope was not banished from «The Holy city of Rome» by a dictator or sulky King. He was told to leave in 1870 by a referendum in the city, a popular vote that eventually resulted in the revocation of Roman Catholicism as state religion in Italy.
So, how did the Pope manage to get back into Rome 59 years after He was forced out of the city?
The Pope was saved by the Fascists.
The savior of the Pope was Benito Mussolini. He came to power by violence, following the «March on Rome» in 1922. As late as 1927, Mussolini was baptized by a Catholic priest. This was done to silence Catholic opposition to the planned deal of making peace with Fascism in exchange for the Vatican state in 1929.
The dictator chose the Roman Catholic Church as his partner. In exchange for establishment of the Vatican statehood in 1929, the Pope promised to support Mussolini. Roman Catholicism was reinforced as the state religion in Rome and Italy.
What was Pope Pius XII relationship with the Fascist dictator?
Before he became Pope his name was Cardinal Eugenio Maria Giuseppe Giovanni Pacelli.
Pacelli was made a Cardinal-Priest of Santi Giovanni e Paolo on 16 December 1929 by Pope Pius XI, and within a few months, on 7 February 1930, Pius XI appointed him Cardinal Secretary of State.
It was Pacelli`s job to keep the Papal promise of supporting the Fascist dictator.
Since Fascist Italy linked up with Nazi-Germany, the Pope of Rome gave cardinal Pacelli the task of making a deal with the Nazi-Dictator Adolph Hitler.
«The Reichskonkordat» between Germany and the Vatican state was signed on 20 July 1933. It gave the Roman Catholic Church special status inside Nazi-Germany, like the right to publish Catholic publication, freedom for Catholic Schools and Church related activities.
The deal the Roman Catholic Church made with the Fascists in Italy and the Nazis in Berlin, makes this church less than holy.
Its also worth mentioning that Cardinal Pacelli became Pope on March 2nd 1939.
After the Kristallnacht 8th an 9th of November 1938, Pius could no longer claim to be unaware of Hitlers intentions in regards to the Jews, Still Pope Pius XII ordered his Archbishop in Berlin to send greetings Hitler on his birthday 20th of April 1939.
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First published: 28.12.2009.
Written by Ivar