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Soldier of Christ : the life of Pope Pius XII

Author: Robert Anthony Ventresca
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Documents the life of the controversial pope, discussing his religious upbringing, his work as a papal diplomat, his reponses to the persecution of the Jews during World War II, and his appointment of church officials in China, India, and Africa."
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Pius, paus; Pius, paus
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Anthony Ventresca
ISBN: 9780674049611 0674049616
OCLC Number: 839246745
Description: 405 p., [14] p. pl. : ill. ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Robert A. Ventresca.

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