A New Queen
The Fascism, that was started by Mussolini in Italy, spread to almost every country in Europe, in one form or another. The power of the state was asserting itself, and the endeavor of ‘Catholic Action’ met with severe resistance by most forms of Fascism. After the death of Pius XI, the Church sought to elect a new pope. Eugenio Pacelli, an experienced diplomat and a reserved and cautious man, was elected as Pope Pius XII. He was not as outspoken as his predecessor, Pope Pius XI.