Condemnation of Soviet Communism
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Condemnation of Soviet Communism
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S207987840002206-5-1
DOI
10.18254/S0002206-5-1
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Published
Authors
Philippe Chenaux 
Affiliation: Pontifical Lateran University
Address: State of Vatican City
Abstract
The paper want to reconstruct the genesis of the encyclical Divini Redemptoris (19th March 1937) against the Soviet Communism, starting from the documentation conserved in the Vatican Archives (Archivio Segreto Vaticano, Archivio della Congregazione per gli Affari ecclesiastici straordinari, Archivio della Congregazione per la Dottrina della Fede). This documentation permits us to demonstrate that the publication of the encyclical was the point of arrival of a twofold evolution. The first one concern the politics of the Holy See toward the Soviet Union, the second concern the position of the Roman Magisterium toward the totalitarian ideologies of the 1930’ (Fascism, Nazism, Communism). The encyclical, based on a project prepared by the Superior General of the Society of Jesus, Father Wlodimir Ledochowski, bears the personal imprint of Pope Pius XI.
Keywords
Atheism, Communism, Holy See, Soviet Union, Totalitarianism
Received
25.03.2018
Publication date
16.05.2018
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