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Mount talks — The Pope at War

August 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The gardens glow on a summer day at The Mount, Edith Wharton's historic house in Lenox.
Photo by John Seakwood

David I. Kertzer talks about his goundbreaking book based on newly opened Vatican archives, looking closely at Pope Pius XII and his actions during World War II, including his response to the Holocaust, by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Pope and Mussolini.

When Pope Pius XII died in 1958, his papers were sealed in the Vatican Secret Archives, leaving unanswered questions about what he knew and did during World War II. Those questions have only grown and festered, making Pius XII one of the most controversial popes in Church history, especially now as the Vatican prepares to canonize him.

In 2020, Pius XII’s archives were finally opened, and David I. Kertzer—widely recognized as one of the world’s leading Vatican scholars—has been mining this new material ever since, revealing how the pope came to set aside moral leadership to preserve his church’s power. Based on thousands of never-before-seen documents from the Vatican and from archives in Italy, Germany, France, Britain, and the United States, The Pope at War paints a new, dramatic portrait.

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August 14
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The Mount
2 Plunkett St.
Lenox, MA
413-551-5111

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