APRIL 1925--Montini is promoted to the rank of secretary in the office of the Secretariat of State and is later named to the personal staff of Secretary of State Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli
Y en 1933, en carta a Eugenio Pacelli
, en ese momento secretario de estado, le confiaba: <<Vostra Eminenza si faccia un'idea del delizioso letto di rose, in cui, anche per riguardo ai cattolici, io mi trovo in questa disgraziata, malaugurata, nefasta missione>> (18).
Selected in March 1939, Eugenio Pacelli
(who would take the name Pius XII) had previously headed the Holy See's diplomatic efforts as secretary of state--the appointment of an experienced diplomat (although Riebling prefers to bill him as an intelligence chief) with the prospect of the Second World War looming.
Among the papabili cardinals who have been elected pope are Eugenio Pacelli
(Pius XII), Giovanni Battista Montini (Paul VI) and Joseph Ratzinger (Benedict XVI).
The escalation of the Nazi-Fascist regimes--alarming to both Roosevelt and the Vatican--produced an alignment of views on the common need to preserve world peace and stability, and laid the foundation for a mutual collaboration and strategic partnership--an embryonic "alliance" well symbolized by the 1936 meeting between the just-reelected Democratic President and the then-Cardinal Secretary of State and future Pope Pius XII, Eugenio Pacelli
In 1939, Roman Catholic Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli
was elected pope on his 63rd birthday; he took the name Pius XII.
Ventresca seeks to provide a balanced and comprehensive assessment of Pope Pius XII (Eugenio Pacelli
Coppa proposes to bring an end to the controversy by offering a more objective account of Eugenio Pacelli
, who reigned as Pope Pius XII between 1939 and 1958.
They worked for several months on the project, in secret, but were often frustrated by the conservative inner circle of the Vatican, especially Eugenio Pacelli
(Vatican Secretary of State and later Pope Pius XII) and Wlodimir Ledochowski, the Jesuit Superior General who was known to have anti-Semitic leanings.
of Western Ontario, Canada) presents a biography of Eugenio Pacelli
(1876-1958), who became pope in 1939 and ruled the Roman Catholic Church during World War II and the first decade of the Cold War.