An important book -- one that will make friends and enemies for its author. An honest, straightforward analysis of the part...

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POPE PIUS XI AND WORLD AFFAIRS

An important book -- one that will make friends and enemies for its author. An honest, straightforward analysis of the part the present Pope has played in international affairs and a good deal of critical commentary on his too-Italian viewpoint, his share in the Abyssinian affair, his backing of Franco in Spain, and his inelasticity about the voice of the younger people of the Church and the newer sections of the Catholic world, specifically the United States. A fearless book, written from the angle of a Roman Catholic who knows the inside picture, understands and appreciates the complexities of the hierarchy, but not blind to the dangers, the pitfalls and the short-comings of both the Pope as a person and the Papacy as a symbol. A book that liberal Catholics will welcome but that will probably be banned by stand-patters.

Pub Date: Sept. 9, 1937

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Stokes

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1937