Quotation by Josef Stalin

The Pope? How many divisions has he got?
Josef Stalin (1879–1953), Soviet leader. Quoted in Winston Churchill, "The Gathering Storm," vol. 1, ch. 8, The Second World War (1948).

Said, May 13, 1935, to French Foreign Minister Pierre Laval, in reply to a suggestion that the Soviet Union should encourage Catholicism in order to propitiate the Pope.
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