By Hugh McLeod
The 20 th century observed adjustments as dramatic as any in Christian historical past. The church buildings suffered critical losses, either via persecution and during secularization, in what have been for numerous centuries their eu heartlands, yet grew quick in Africa and elements of Asia. This quantity offers a entire historical past of Catholicism, Protestantism and the self sufficient church buildings in all elements of the realm within the century while Christianity actually grew to become an international faith. Written through a robust crew of experts from many alternative international locations, the quantity is wide in scope.
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89. 34 Cambridge Histories Online © Cambridge University Press, 2008 The papacy which Pius XI described as the ‘greatest human catastrophe since the flood’. It was condemnatory of communism, but was also highly critical of capitalism’s failures and of those of finance capital in particular. 18 The first signs of tension and disagreement between the Vatican and the fascist regime appeared shortly after the signing of the Lateran Pacts, and in that year Pius took his first swipe at the totalitarian pretensions of fascism, this time in the area of education and youth.
18. 24 There is no satisfactory biography of Pius XII in English. For biographical essays see Falconi, The popes, pp. 234–303 and Levillain, The Papacy, vol. II, pp. 1210–20. 25 O. Chadwick, Britain and the Vatican during the Second World War (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986), especially chs. 3–5. 36 Cambridge Histories Online © Cambridge University Press, 2008 The papacy secretary of state, he had been at the centre of affairs in the Vatican for nine years and, moreover, had visited North and South America and was personally known to President Roosevelt.
197–215 for the text of the pacts. 15 J. F. Pollard, Money and the rise of the modern papacy: financing the Vatican, 1850–1950 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), chs. 6–9. 16 As quoted in Pollard, The Vatican, p. 89. 34 Cambridge Histories Online © Cambridge University Press, 2008 The papacy which Pius XI described as the ‘greatest human catastrophe since the flood’. It was condemnatory of communism, but was also highly critical of capitalism’s failures and of those of finance capital in particular.
The Cambridge History of Christianity: Volume 9, World Christianities c.1914-c.2000 by Hugh McLeod