Pope Pius XII

Standard Name: Pius XII, Pope


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Reception Hannah Arendt
One result of the storm over Eichmann in Jerusalem was Arendt's generous support for the young Swiss author Rolf Hochhuth when his play The Deputy, 1964, aroused similar controversy with its allegation that Pope Pius XII


11 February 1929
Mussolini signed the Lateran Treaty, or Concordat with the Pope : this gave sanction to the Fascist regime in Italy, and set up the independent microstate of Vatican City in Rome.
Pope Pius XII became the first pope to use a motor car regularly.
16 October 1943
1,060 Jews resident in Rome were deported to death camps, although the German ambassador there took the remarkable step of suggesting to the Pope that he might prevent it.