Mark Ruff, professor of history at Saint Louis University, will offer a lecture entitled “Turning a Pope’s Reputation Upside Down: Pope Pius XII and Nazi Germany” on Wednesday, March 27, at 7:15 p.m., in Franz Hall room 120. The lecture is free and open to all.
In his talk, Ruff will examine how, after the death of Pope Pius XII, he went from being regarded as the “pope of peace” to the “pope who had been silent” in the face of the fascist threat and the Holocaust. What caused this dramatic turnaround and turned Pius XII into the target of culture wars that still rage today?
For ADA accommodations or more information contact the Garaventa Center at x7702 or up.edu/garaventa/events.