Religion: Vatican v. Naziism

The Vatican radio last fortnight shattered the silence it has maintained on the subject of Italy's ally, Germany, ever since Italy entered World War II. The democracies had feared the silence meant tacit approval of the Axis. But the broadcast condemned Naziism in the strongest terms the Vatican had used since the invasion of Poland. Text for the castigation was an editorial from Catholic Spain—which Pius XII is presumably as anxious as U. S. and British Catholics to keep out of the arms of the Axis. The Madrid Alcázar had written: "National Socialism is primarily a religious movement based on...

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