The Pope's Last Crusade

The Pope's Last Crusade : How an American Jesuit Helped Pope Pius XI's Campaign to Stop Hitler

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In June 1938, John LaFarge, an unassuming American Jesuit priest and scholar, was summoned to a private audience with Pope Pius XI. Inspired by LaFarge's book, 'Interracial Justice', which argued that 'racialism and nationalism were fundamentally the same', the pope enlisted the priest to pen a papal encyclical - a declaration of the Catholic Church's official view - condemning Nazism and anti-Semitism. This book illuminates this religious leader's daring yet little known campaign to fight Hitler.
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  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 158 x 232 x 32mm | 479.99g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New ed.
  • 0062049143
  • 9780062049148
  • 1,510,092

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"Engrossing. ... Lively."--Library Journal
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