Vatican Fought Against Mussolini. Over Mosque

The opening of the Vatican archives on Pius XII (+1958) revealed letters of the Apostolic Nuncio in Italy and later Cardinal Francesco Borgongini (+1954).

The Italian Duce, Benito Mussolini (+1945), who was an atheist, believed a mosque was necessary for the Moslems living in Italy.

When Borgongini heard about this, he contacted Italy’s Foreign Minister, Galeazzo Ciano, saying that a mosque in Italy would represent "a wound to Christian and Catholic sentiments both here and around the world.”


...and now look at all of Europe. And that GTV cartoon. Always worth remembering the next time some fluff-head starts freaking out about Pope Francis' supposed Pachamama apostasy? Perhaps. And this is any different?