Pope Pius XII Declares: There is No Compromise Between Communism and Catholicism

Pope Pius XII Declares: There is No Compromise Between Communism and Catholicism

Pope Pius XII
Source: Joachim Specht

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In address to the people of Rome, Pope Pius XII declares that there can be no compromise between communism and Catholicism. The primary impetus for this speech seems to be the ongoing problems involving Cardinal Josef Mindszenty in Hungary.

Pope Pius XII never says publicly, and there are no records that he ever said privately, that there can be no compromise between Catholicism and fascism or between Catholicism and National Socialism.

Although Pope Pius XII was at times very critical of Nazis, he appears to have felt that National Socialism would produce a strong Germany that would serve as a bulwark against Bolshevism and thus help save both Europe and Christianity.

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