Nazi Germany considered the Catholic Church to be a serious threat to its domestic security and its international ambitions. In Germany, informants provided intelligence, but in Rome, German attempts to penetrate the Papacy were less successful - except for the codebreaking work.
Military and Bravo veterans Outlook Magazines
"Written by the leading authorities on Vatican history, David Alvarez and Robert A. Grahaam, SJ, Nothing Sacred: Nazi Espionage Against the Vastican 1939-1945 not only provides fascinating reading for those interested in World War II history, intelligence studies , and the history of the Roman Catholic Church but contributes to illuminating a "missing dimension" to the history of that conflict."
International Intelligence and History Study Group Newsletter - Reviewed by John S COnway - Uni of British Columbia -"the authors succeed very well in depicting vividly the turgid, claustrophobic, and conspiratorial atmosphere which prevailed during those fateful years."
Katholiek Dutch - in Dutch
International History Review- March 99
American Historical Review - "the book contributes to the growing body of literature demonstrating the Vatican"s importance in twentieth-century diplomatic affairs"
Catholic Historical Review, Vol 86, No 1, Jan 2000
"An illuminating detective investigation through the halls of the Vatican during World War II.