Non Abbiamo Bisogno

Non Abbiamo Bisogno (Italian for We do not need) is a Roman Catholic Church encyclical published on 29 June 1931 by Pope Pius XI. This encyclical begins with the Pope's protest against the Mussolini's closing of Italian Catholic Action and Catholic Youth organizations. In that same year. Pius XI made protests not just about the closing of these Catholic associations, but also against calumnies ordered to be published in Italian press by Mussolini.

Pius also wrote that Mussolini's regime was anti-Catholic. The encyclical was clearly anti-fascist in stance. In verse 65, the encyclical remembers that Italy entered in fascism with the Freemasonry and "liberalism".

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone (Vatican Secretary of State) asserts that the encyclical was "strongly polemic" against Mussolini who ordered that Catholic youth associations be dissolved. [1]

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  1. ^ "Hitler's Pope? A Judgment Historically Unsustainable", Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, S.D.B. Secretary of State, L'Osservatore Romano Weekly Edition in English 19 November 2008, page 11[1]