compromise peace never came. For France his silence was disastrous. Up to mid-1942, and even beyond, this gave rise to a certain assent to, or at least acceptance by, the Church of State and German measures that profoundly shocked most Frenchmen. The Vatican has its share of responsibility for the fact that the French Church upheld, if only by tacit consent, a regime that was fundamentally flawed because in the end it had lost popular support.
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