Religion: Benito a Christian?

More than any other ruler of modern Italy, Benito Mussolini has been friendly to the Vatican. What is his religion?

Benito's father was a freethinker of the most virulent, nationalistic, antiPapal sort. Benito was not baptized. His mother was devout. In his Diary of the War, Benito reminisces as follows :

"I went to mass. That Christmas is still vividly remembered. Very few did not go to the Christmas mass. My father and a few others. . . . I remember I followed my mother. In the church there were many lights and on the...

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