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Former U.S. Army Intelligence Officer John Koehler has written the ...
Former U.S. Army Intelligence Officer John Koehler has written the definitive book on this startling history. Using never before seen documents and transcripts, including an order against the Pope that was signed by Gorbachev, Koehler paints a vivid picture of the network of spies and double agents who were working to infiltrate the Church’s infrastructure, from the Vatican down to local parishes. But what is most impressive is the overwhelming evidence of the extreme courage of everyday believers who offered shelter and protection to the persecuted, despite the danger of their own arrest or execution.
The KGB’s efforts to purge the Soviet Union of the Church’s
“conspiratorial influence” would eventually backfire. This unprecedented history of the Soviet Union’s cold war against the Catholic Church is a vital and important contribution to the works of twentieth century history.
1 A Brutal War Against Religion 1
2 The Vatican's Ostpolitik 17
3 Spies Penetrate the Papal Sanctum 31
4 Prelude to Ultimate Evil 57
5 A Stymied Kremlin 91
6 Moscow's Desperation Intensifies 101
7 Infamy! 113
8 The Spying Prelate 135
9 A Potpourri of Spies 153
10 Spying Continues, to No Avail 177
11 Ardor for Freedom No Match for Spies 211
12 Curtain Falls on Red Spies 225
13 Epilogue 265