This article focuses on the early years of the cold war in Italy in the form of an analysis of the Catholic press from 1947 to the eve of the Second Vatican Council in 1962. In so doing it attempts to answer key questions for Italian Catholicism relating to peace building that arose from total war in the age of mass democracy.This article was first delivered as a paper at the international conference on ‘Peace Movements in the Cold War and Beyond’ at the London School of Economics, 1–2 February 2008. -
Moro, R. (2008). The Catholic Church, Italian Catholics and Peace Movements: The Cold War Years, 1947-1962. CONTEMPORARY EUROPEAN HISTORY, 17, 365-390.