ABSTRACT

In the propaganda war, which was fought internationally and to a con-

siderable extent determined the course of the military war inside Spain, the

Vatican press played a role of notable importance, owing to the fact that

one side had taken on a religious and the other an anti-religious character.

It might, therefore, be helpful, before examining how the Holy See adopted

its position regarding the conflict, to take a general look at the Vatican

press itself.