APRIL 24, 2015 1:58 PM ET
'Pope And Mussolini' Tells The 'Secret History' Of Fascism And The Church
It's commonly thought that the Catholic Church fought heroically against the fascists in Italy. But historian David Kertzer says the church actually lent organizational strength and moral legitimacy to Mussolini's regime. Kertzer recently won a Pulitzer Prize for his book The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe.
Originally broadcast Jan. 25, 2014.
If you listened to the podcast you might want to read an Abridged edition of the following book here:
Hitler's Pope: The Secret History of Pius XII
Book by John Cornwell.