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Crusade of Charity: Pius XII and POWs (1939-1945)

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Investigates an important but little-studied aspect of Pope Pius XII’s reign: his interaction with prisoners of war and their families who wrote the Vatican seeking help, during World War II.
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Overview

Investigates an important but little-studied aspect of Pope Pius XII’s reign: his interaction with prisoners of war and their families who wrote the Vatican seeking help, during World War II.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809144204
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2006
  • Pages: 284
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Leaders of the Catholic church
1 Benedict XVI 3
2 John Paul II 7
3 Pius XII 10
Pt. II World War II
4 Vatican help for refugees and prisoners 45
Pt. III Requests for Vatican assistance
5 Letters to Pius XII 67
6 Beginning of conflict 74
7 Persecuted for political, religious, and racial reasons 77
8 Civilians 87
9 Endangered foreigners 93
10 Combatants 99
11 Greek-Albanian and Balkan front 106
12 Russian campaign 110
13 Battle of Cyrenaica 113
14 Marine and aeronautics 126
15 British prisoners 144
16 Reports of pontifical representatives 148
17 Landing in Sicily 152
18 After September 8, 1943 156
19 Prisoners of the Germans 162
20 Voices from prisons 67
21 War stories 77
22 Return home 183
23 Charity of Pius XII 200
24 Forgotten in Russia 209
25 End of war 220
App Additional Vatican documents
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