1 : When the Pope offered to sponsor a peace conference intended to avert the coming war; Germany said ‘yes’ – but Britain and Poland said ‘no’. The British government chose to pursue an alliance with Soviet mass-murderer Stalin instead.
Hitler and the Vatican were willing to hold an international peace conference. Above: Hitler at a function with the Papal Nuncio (Vatican Secretary of State)
Excerpts from the New York Times stories:
“The general British reaction on the feasibility of an international conference to smooth out the troubles of Europe is somewhat lukewarm. This applies to reports that the Vatican has put out feelers regarding the possibility of international action for the settlement of the German-Polish problems.”
“The negotiations with Russia (Stalin) are having repercussions on the British reaction to the Pope’s conference proposal. At the present stage the British are reluctant to take part in any such conference with Russia eliminated.” (emphasis added)