Soldier of Christ: The Life of Pope Pius XII by Robert A. Ventresca

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June 2013, no. 352
Pius and the Nazis

Soldier of Christ: The Life of Pope Pius XII

by Robert A. Ventresca

Harvard University Press (Inbooks), $35 hb, 405 pp, 9780674049611

Soldier of Christ: The Life of Pope Pius XII by Robert A. Ventresca

Reviewed by
June 2013, no. 352

Not the least portent of change in the Catholic Church since the Argentine Jesuit Jorge Bergoglio was elected as Pope Francis earlier this year has been mounting speculation that the new pontiff will disclose all documents in the Vatican archives concerning the most controversial of his twentieth-century predecessors, Eugenio Pacelli, who reigned as Pius XII from 1939 to 1958.

Pius and the Nazis

Soldier of Christ: The Life of Pope Pius XII

by Robert A. Ventresca

Harvard University Press (Inbooks), $35 hb, 405 pp, 9780674049611

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