Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Catholicism versus Communism

Some time ago we learned that the plot to kill JPII did, indeed, come from behind the Iron Curtain.

Now we learn that the original source of the Pius XII/Hitler libel was Radio Moscow.

Stalin is said to have contemptuously asked: "How many divisions does the Pope have?"

It turns out the Communists were far more fearful of the Vatican than they ever let on.

And the Vatican played a bigger role in toppling European Communism than anyone ever expected.

HT: Relapsed Catholic.