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Did Pius XII Want to Create “European Bloc”?

Pius XII wanted to build a Catholic European bloc stretching from Portugal to Poland and Bulgaria [which is not a Catholic country], RadTradThomist.Chojnowski.me (August 12) writes.

The webpage refers to declassified CIA documents regarding a 1946 interrogation of SS-Sturmbannführer Albert Hartl (1904-1982) by American Army Intelligence.

Hartl was a lapsed Munich priest who became a National Socialist in 1933 and therefore was publicly excommunicated.

The regime put him in charge of spying on the Church and creating a net of police informers.

According to Hartl, Pius XII’s bloc was intended to be an alternative to liberal Americanism and Soviet Communism.

Hartl also claimed that the Vatican planned to turn Russia into an extensive missionary field and had extensive contacts with the Soviets to negotiate the establishment of a Catholic mission in Southern Russia. However, the Soviets were furiously anti-Christian.

Hartl’s allegations are doubtful as they seem to contradict reality and he is the only source for them.

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elbow
We must be careful because we may miss the point. One thing are revelations of Hartl and his credibility, and another what US intelligence did with such revelations, in particular those referring to "an alternative to liberal Americanism".
foward
All this makes a lot of sense. It agrees with the reality of which it is forbidden to speak.
Dr Bobus
Of course, it makes sense. Following WWII, the inclination toward a united Europe began to grow. In fact, it was part of the conversation between JPII and Gorby. Unfortunately, the socialist/centralization freaks took over. What would have been a confederation of sovereign states started to be replaced by a single European nation with decisions made by managerial class with Germany looking on. …More
Of course, it makes sense. Following WWII, the inclination toward a united Europe began to grow. In fact, it was part of the conversation between JPII and Gorby. Unfortunately, the socialist/centralization freaks took over. What would have been a confederation of sovereign states started to be replaced by a single European nation with decisions made by managerial class with Germany looking on. Any hope for a Christian EU is all but lost.

In so far as Germany is so important to the EU, the neglect of the situation of the Church in Germany during the reign of JPII makes little sense. Nb: During those years Cardinal Ratzinger tried to warn those in power that something must be done in Germany. He was ignored.

Bulgaria is Orthodox, and so Catholic-Orthodox Ecumenism is connected to the plan for united Europe.