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Pope Pius XI Complains Privately About Nazi Germany Violating the Concordat

Pope Pius XI, 1939

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Diego von Bergen, Nazi Germany's ambassador to the Vatican, writes a letter to German foreign minister Constantin von Neurath about Pope Pius XI complaining about German violations of the Concordat with the Vatican.

According to Bergen, Pope Pius XI has threatened on numerous occasions to go public with his complaints, but of Secretary of State Pacelli (the future Pope Pius XII) has convinced him to remain silent and avoid any rupture in the relations between the Nazis and the Vatican.

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