The Unknown Pope: Benedict XV (1914-1922) and the Pursuit of Peace John F. Pollard

ISBN: 9780225668919

Published: September 13th 2000

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The Unknown Pope: Benedict XV (1914-1922) and the Pursuit of Peace  by  John F. Pollard

The Unknown Pope: Benedict XV (1914-1922) and the Pursuit of Peace by John F. Pollard
September 13th 2000 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | | ISBN: 9780225668919 | 7.42 Mb

Best known for his efforts to end World War I, Benedict XV was the first contemporary pope to assume the role peacemaker, a role that has persisted in the papacy since. Although Benedicts 1917 Peace Note was rejected by officials, he went on to helpMoreBest known for his efforts to end World War I, Benedict XV was the first contemporary pope to assume the role peacemaker, a role that has persisted in the papacy since. Although Benedicts 1917 Peace Note was rejected by officials, he went on to help establish Save the Children and to lead European efforts at humanitarian aid.

His brief pontificate resulted in a positive reassessment of the Churchs attitude towards colonialism and colonized peoples. Using previously unpublished correspondence and private papers from the Vatican archives, John Pollard has written the first biography on Benedict XV in almost half a century.



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