Mussolini and the Catholic Church
What was the relationship between the Fascist government and the Catholic Church and why was this so important? How Mussolini dealt with the Catholic Church and how the Church came to find accommodation with the fascist regime is a crucial areas of investigation for anyone wanting to understand the nature of the fascist dictatorship. Content includes: Relationship with the Catholic Church: the move away from anticlerical views; Pope Pius IX; the impact of the Lateran Pacts; church support for the regime; church-state tensions in the 1930s.
Dr David Brown
Dr Giuliana Pieri