Pope Pius XI and World Affairs

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Pope Pius XI and World Affairs

By William Teeling
Stokes, 1937
312 pp. $2.50

In view of the fact that the author comes from a prominent Catholic family, this book is surprisingly outspoken in its criticism of the Vatican's political action. He pictures Pius XI as a man with pronounced autocratic proclivities, who is apprehensive at the prospect of the Church coming more and more under American -- and therefore democratic -- influences. Mr. Teeling is troubled by the Fascist tendencies of the Papacy, in particular its close tie-up with Mussolini's régime since the Lateran agreements of 1929.

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