However, the Vatican, situated as it is in the centre of Rome, fully supported the rise to power of the fascist dictator Mussolini, and aligned itself with the political far-right. This was extended in 1933 to a full embracing and endorsing of Adolf Hitler’s ‘Nazi’ regime when it gained political power.
Oliver Cromwell was a very civilised, intelligent and progressive individual. He was also a devout Christian. Why, then, did he agree to ‘ban’ Christmas? He carried out this progressive measure because he thought that it was a great evil for the State to ‘enforce’ a religious celebration upon its citizens. As a consequence, Cromwell oversaw the legislation that ‘banned’ the State sanctioning of a national holiday that had, in his and many other Christian’s eye, no connection with legitimate Christian practice.
Witchcraft Museum, Boscastle, North Cornwall It is interesting to note that the ancient teachings of witchcraft, wiccan, or any other name pertaining to the preservation