The Catholic Church and decolonization. The missionary press after 1945

Author/s Mauro Forno
Publishing Year 2016 Issue 2016/97 Language Italian
Pages 24 P. 79-102 File size 170 KB
DOI 10.3280/PASS2016-097004
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Through an analysis of the Italian missionary press published in the years 1945-65, the article aims to understand how the Catholic Church and the missionary world addressed the problem of decolonization. The article focuses in particular on issues such as the fostering of the local clergy, the creation of a local episcopal hierarchy, the strategies of opposition to the Communist threat, the discomfort caused by the emergence of new – political and cultural - challenges to which many Western missionaries did not seem prepared at all.

Keywords: Church and decolonization, Catholic missions, Missionary press

Mauro Forno, La Chiesa cattolica e la decolonizzazione. Pagine di stampa missionaria dopo il 1945 in "PASSATO E PRESENTE" 97/2016, pp 79-102, DOI: 10.3280/PASS2016-097004