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Spies in the Vatican

John O. Koehler

Spies in the Vatican

the Soviet Union"s cold war against the Catholic Church

by John O. Koehler

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Published by Pegasus Books, Distributed by W.W. Norton & Co. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Soviet Espionage,
  • Catholic Church,
  • Foreign relations,
  • History

  • About the Edition

    Evaluates the Soviet Union"s espionage campaign against the Catholic Church, drawing on previously unseen documents to reveal an assassination order against Pope John Paul II and a Russian spy network intent on infiltrating church infrastructure.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementJohn O. Koehler
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsUB271.R9 K64 2009
    The Physical Object
    Pagination296 p., [16] p. of plates
    Number of Pages296
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27112733M
    ISBN 101605980501
    ISBN 109781605980508
    OCLC/WorldCa286439472

      Our spies could report back to us things like how many urinal cakes are used in the Vatican complex—being a male-dominated organization, I’ll bet it’s a lot. They could also do a bit of discreet influencing.   Contemporary Church History Quarterly Vol Number 4 (December ) Review of Mark Riebling, Church of Spies: The Vatican’s Secret War against Hitler (New York: Basic Books, ), Pp. ISBN By Mark Edward Ruff, St. Louis University.


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Free shipping over $   Under his leadership the Vatican spy ring actively plotted against the Third Reich. Told with heart-pounding suspense and drawing on secret transcripts and unsealed files by an acclaimed author, Church of Spies throws open the Vatican's doors to reveal some of the most astonishing events in the history of the papacy.

Riebling reveals here how 5/5(3). Author Mark Riebling's book, "Church of Spies: The Pope's Secret War against Hitler," contends that the pontiff was indeed a skilled man who used his role to help German plotters attempt to kill Hitler. The book even suggests that his initiatives came at the cost of his legacy and reputation, a point of wide controversy for historians.

The Vatican’s silence in the face of Nazi atrocities remains one of the great controversies of our time. History has accused wartime pontiff Pius the Twelfth of complicity in the Holocaust and dubbed him “Hitler’s Pope.” But a key part of the story has remained untold.

Pius ran the world’s largest church, smallest state, and oldest spy : Mark Riebling. Spies in the Vatican. The words evoke images of frescoed corridors and crimson-robed prelates, furtive meetings in shadowy crypts and whispered confidences in incense-scented chapels, cunning cardinals and devious monks, political intrigue and dark conspiracy.

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After finishing this book, I began to pray: “Pope Pius XII, patron saint-to-be of tyrannicide and rescuers from government oppression.

Spies in the Vatican Espionage & Intrigue From Napoleon to the Holocaust (Book): Alvarez, David J.: "Reviewing the pontificates of ten popes - from Pius VII, Napoleon's nemesis, to Pius XII, maligned by some as "Hitler's pope"--Alvarez provides the first history of the intelligence operations and covert activities that reached the highest levels of the Vatican.

SPIES IN THE VATICAN: The Soviet Union's Cold War Against the Catholic Church User Review - Kirkus. Investigation into the Cold War attempts by Soviet and East European Communist powers to infiltrate the Vatican and disrupt its populist list and.

An outstanding book.” —David Kahn, author of Hitler’s Spies and The Codebreakers “In a grand tour of intrigue in and by the Vatican, David Alvarez quickly disabuses the reader of the notion that the Papal leadership and the Catholic hierarchy were focused solely on the spiritual world.”.

Spies in the Vatican The Soviet Union's Cold War Against the Catholic Church (Book): Koehler, John O.: Already infamous for the arbitrary, paranoid persecution of its own citizens throughout much of the twentieth century, the Soviet Union--as is revealed in John Koeher's revelatory, eye-opening exposé--also waged a vicious espionage campaign against the Catholic Church and its followers.

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An outstanding book."—David Kahn, author of Hitler's Spies and The Codebreakers "In a grand tour of intrigue in and by the Vatican, David Alvarez quickly disabuses the reader of the notion that the Papal leadership and the Catholic hierarchy were focused solely on the spiritual world."—Brand: University Press of Kansas.

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Spies in the Vatican Espionage & Intrigue From Napoleon to the Holocaust (Book): Alvarez, David J.: Revered by millions, the Papacy is an international power that many nations have viewed with suspicion, some have tried to control, and not a few have spied upon.

Ranging across two centuries of world history, David Alvarez's fascinating study throws open the Vatican's doors to reveal the. Spies in the Vatican: Espionage and Intrigue from Napoleon to the Holocaust; David Alvarez; ; Book; Published by: University Press of Kansas; View View Citation; Buy This Book in Print.

summary. This interesting, informative, and objective study provides a survey of diplomatic events during an eventful century and a half. Among other things Cited by: 3. There is a counter-tradition, John Cornwell's fine book, Hitler's Pope, on Pius XII (who succeeded Pius XI in ) exposed the Vatican's culpable passivity.

Based on diplomatic and intelligence records in Britain, France, Italy, Spain, the United States, and the Vatican—with the latter including documents sealed after the author had access to them—Spies in the Vatican reveals that the Papacy often was hindered by its inability to collect timely and relevant intelligence and that it made little.

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Read "Spies in the Vatican Espionage and Intrigue from Napoleon to the Holocaust" by David Alvarez available from Rakuten Kobo. Revered by millions, the Papacy is an international power that many nations have viewed with suspicion, some have tried Brand: University Press of Kansas.

In his book, "Spies in the Vatican — The Soviet Union’s War Against the Catholic Church," author John Koehler reveals how, for years during the Cold War, Soviet leaders enjoyed regular access to the inner deliberations of Vatican leaders, thanks to the work of several spy networks.

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SPIES IN THE VATICAN: Espionage & Intrigue from Napoleon to the Holocaust though he does detail the careers of several spies and works in some cryptology. The book's last section proposes.

tv Vatican Spies During World War II CSPAN March 4, amam EST. liebling talks about pope pius the twelfth and the catholic church's secret actions against the nazis. he argued that, contrary to previous scholarship, the pope was involved in efforts to change the german regime, including plots to kill hitler.

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Spies In The Vatican | Intelligence Analysis and - John O. Spies In The Vatican: The Soviet Union s War 10 percent to 14 percent of the serving priests to spy on the and Espionage/5(). Spies in the Vatican | The shocking history of the Soviet Union's espionage campaign against the Catholic Church.

Already infamous for the arbitrary, paranoid persecution of its own citizens throughout much of the 20th century, the Soviet Union--as is revealed in John Koeher's revelatory, eye-opening expos --also waged a vicious espionage campaign against the Catholic Church and its followers.

Spies in the Vatican: The Soviet Union's Cold War Against the Catholic Church. By John D. Koehler. (New York: Pegasus Books. Pp. $ ISBN: ) When one hears about spy activities it is usually not associated with a religious entity.

Perhaps this is just one reason why this book is unique and thus will be an eye Author: William E. Kelly.Get this from a library! Spies in the Vatican: the Soviet Union's cold war against the Catholic Church.

[John O Koehler] -- Evaluates the Soviet Union's espionage campaign against the Catholic Church, drawing on previously unseen documents to reveal an assassination order against Pope John Paul II and a Russian spy.Specific targets of communist religious spies within the Vatican included the Secretary of State's office, Vatican Radio, international Catholic organizations, and educational institutions.

The Russians and their associates were using the tools of espionage and counter-propaganda at ending what they considered subversive activities (p.

).Author: William E. Kelly.