The famous theologian saw the coincidence of the vectors of the Mussolini's and Putin's regimes
He said it in a message on the Telegram channel.
"Mussolini, who once came to power as an anti-cleric himself, condemned the public anti-clericalism of many of his party members, and undertook to defend the traditional values of Italian society and the feelings of its believers. He saw in the Church the potential to restore the Roman quasi-Empire. To this end, he invested in the formation of the Catholic-fascist ideology through such institutions as the Istituto fascista di Cultura. Not many in the Catholic Church saw this only as a political instrumentalization of the Church. Pope Pius XI was not one of them, " Cyril Hovorun summarizes.
Cyril Hovorun is a Ph. D. in theology, professor at Loyola-Marymount University in Los Angeles, Director of The Huffington Ecumenical Institute, and professor at the Stockholm School of theology. Author of many scientific papers and several monographs published in English and Ukrainian.