Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Vatican paper explores history of Vatican ties with 1930s Spanish Republic

Catholic World News - June 08, 2011

The Vatican newspaper has published an account of the troubled diplomatic relationship between the Holy See and the Spanish Republic in the 1930s, based on documents from the Vatican archives.

Although the Republic showed signs of animosity toward the Catholic Church from its earliest days, the Vatican maintained diplomatic relations with Spain until 1938. But the account in L’Osservatore Romano shows that the Secretary of State, Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli—the future Pope Pius XII—was uneasy with the Republic long before the outbreak of the Spanish civil war and its violent anti-Catholic manifestations.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our August expenses ($15,000 to go):
$35,000.00 $19,999.98
43% 57%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

The Blessed Book of Beasts 0 hours ago
Weekend reading 9 hours ago
Frustrating the Moral Law 10 hours ago
Weep for slaughtered Christians, not for dialogue with Islam 14 hours ago
An Appointment that Francis Should Withdraw August 28

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
‘A real via crucis’: Pope Francis, patriarch plead on behalf of Iraq’s Christians CWN - August 8
Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Christians in flight as Islamic State advances CWN - August 8