Pope Pius XII Speaks Following the Liberation of Rome Ca. 1944Unknown - 1944
Just seven months after Pope Pius XII assumed the papacy in 1939, war broke out in Europe. Pius attempted to dissuade Italian leader Benito Mussolini from entering World War II, but he was unsuccessful. Throughout the war, Pius maintained the Catholic Church's neutrality, though he often spoke out against the war and the atrocities committed by Nazi Germany. After U.S. forces liberated Rome in June 1944, Pius delivered a speech expressing his gratitude that Rome had not been destroyed in the conflict.
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Copyright Date: ©1944
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