Pope Pius XI Prohibits Priests From Joining Any Political Parties

Pope Pius XI Prohibits Priests From Joining Any Political Parties

Achille Ratti, Pope Pius XI
Source: Wikipedia

Pope Pius XI prohibits priests from belonging to any political parties. This leads to the decline of many Catholic political parties in Europe, helping pave the way for Nazi fascism in Germany because of the weakness of political movements that might otherwise have been able to mobilize mass opposition to fascism.

 

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