Does he present the truth
with objective analysis, or does he distort it with a hidden agenda ?
Let us consider the cover of John Cornwell’s book who shows an actual
photograph of Cardinal Pacelli before he became Pope.
Original image of John Cornwell’s cover to his book Hitler’s Pope
published in Europe and which provides the date of 1939.
These questions below are not mine, but what others have
Why does the Pope consort with the Nazi’s ?
Why is the SS officer saluting the Pope ?
Here are photo's of helmets, [or "Stahlhelm" German for “steel
One point I want to clarify: The German occupation of Rome
lasted from September 8, 1943-June 4, 1944.
Professor Rychalk confirms that the soldiers in the picture are from the
Weimar Republic, before the Nazi’s took over. And that the picture was
taken in 1927, as admitted in a later edition of Cornwell’s book.
"A NASTY CARICATURE OF A NOBLE AND SAINTLY MAN"
Point by Point Rebuttal by Church Historian Dr. Peter Gumpel
ZENIT - september 16, 1999
Typical is the fact that thousands of Polish and other priests were
killed by the Nazis and that the standard work of Professor Dr. Ulrich
von Hehl (now in its third edition): "Priester unter Hitlers Terror" (Priests
-- in Germany -- Under the Terror of Hitler) is never mentioned or quoted
by Cornwell. On the whole, one must say that Cornwell, who has never lived
in a highly organized criminal police state, is totally unaware of the
situation prevailing in such a state and that, in consequence, a great
many of his judgements, appraisals, suggestions, etc., are completely unrealistic,
utopian and anachronistic. From an historical point of view, one
must be able to understand the situation as it was then and not judge it
with the hindsight from today’s situation in free countries. To proceed
in such an irresponsible manner is a capital mistake which is everywhere
present in the book of Cornwell.