“It seems that in the twilight of his life, Mussolini was reconciled to the Church”.
The Catholic Herald is testing the waters in regards to Roman Catholic fascist dictator Benito Mussolini. This is what the paper writes in a comment, under the title: Why do the Italians still have a soft corner or Mussolini?
An elderly priest put it succinctly: “Quando c’era Lui, Roma era un monastero.” Literally, when he was here, Rome was a monastery. Monasteries, I assume, are the acme of order to Italians. And that is how they thought of Mussolini – a regime of order, “un regime d’ordine”. When you consider just how disorderly modern Italy can be, especially below that invisible line that separates North from South, nostalgia for the Duce is understandable.
Then there is what Farrell has to say about Mussolini’s religion: he started life as a rabid anti-clerical, though never anti-religious as such; he only married in Church late in the day; the elder children were baptised several years after their birth; and yet, it seems that in the twilight of his life, Mussolini was reconciled to the Church. These are just some of the many contradictions that makes il Duce’s life so fascinating.
Source: Catholic Herald
Why do the Italians still have a soft corner for Benito Mussolini?
The best answer to this question is obvious. Those Italians are still fascists.
Because the statement of Mussolini being reconciled to the the Church, late in life is laughable.
Did this claimed reconciliation take place before or after this fascist dictator was executed, and his dead body hanged up on a fish hock in Milan on April 29th 1945?
The truth is that almost all Roman Catholics in the World supported Mussolini and his “great leadership” in Rome. It was Musssolini who gifted the Pope the Vatican statehood in 1929.
Written by Ivar