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Did the Catholic Church support Hitler?

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At the start of the war, the Catholic Church did support Hitler. As they opposed Communism because it advocated athiesm, they supported the right wing radical party. Hitler also signed a Concordant with the Catholic Church saying that their rights would be respected and that he would not interfere, as long as the Catholic Church did not speak out politically. A few years later he begun to attack the Catholic Church, and obviously they did not support him then.

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