Very RARE Letter Of The Future Pope Getting The Church And Pope
PIUS XII. Eugenio Pacelli. (1876-1958). Nuncio in Bavaria & Germany (1917-20); Archbishop of Sardi (1917); made Cardinal (1929); sent on various Vatican Papal Missions (1934-38); Pope (1939-1958). He sought to save Rome from destruction during WWII. Promoted relief for war stricken areas, set up a remarkable information service for prisoners of war. His Xmas messages consisted one of history's most thorough analysis on the subject of peace. Promoted many church reforms such as evening masses. He became Pope in 1939 after one of the shortest conclaves by the College of Cardinals in Papal history. Called by some "Hitler's Pope" as he was arguably the most dangerous churchman in modern history. He failed to speak out against Hitler's Final Solution. Pacelli in fact prompted events during the 1920's and 30's that helped sweep the Nazis to power. As papal nuncio in Munich and Berlin in the 1920's, he used cunning and moral blackmail to impose Rome's power on Germany. In 1933, he negotiated a treaty with Hitler which ensured that the Nazis would rise unopposed by the powerful Catholic community. This sealed the fate of the Jews in Europe.
Involved In Finding A Prisoner Of War. Known as “Hitler’s Pope!
Rare, Typed letter signed, 2 pages, on the ornate imprinted stationery Nunziatura Apostolica Baviera & Oggetto which contains the printed seal. Monaco, li l Luglio, 1918. Loosely translated Pacelli writes: "To the Most Reverend Eminence" (Cardinal in Rome, Gasquet)." I send with particular interest a letter to the Ministry of War in Berlin to find out what happened to Capt. Paget. I hope that you can grant my indulgence I'm giving you additional notice that I'm telegraphing immediately His Eminence The Cardinal Secretary of State so he can begin communication with Your Eminence (The Pope). I'm looking for Capt. George Gustavos and ask War Ministry for precise communications and additional information where this man is (prisoner of war) last located 23 March who was made a prisoner at Hammerstein. I am sure that Your Eminence is going to continue to speak strongly about this notice because it's shameful we can't locate this man. The pleasure of speaking to you on my part is ultimately mine and please place a kiss on the sacred ring with a sense of deep veneration." The future Pope writes four words in his hand, draws the sign of the cross, signs his name in full adding: "Archbishop of Sardi, Our Apostle". A wonderful content war time letter. Some underlining where the content is important. In fine condition together with a fine portrait of the Pope and an article from a 1999 Newsweek magazine titled "Sainthood for a Pope".........$2,500.00