Edmond Paris

Edmond Paris (25 January 1894 – 1970) was a French author of works on history, particularly the modern history of the Catholic church.[1]

Personal life

He was born in Paris to a Roman Catholic family of scholars. Having come from a religious background, he was very much interested in philosophical, religious, and social matters right from his childhood.

After he left Sorbonne where he was a student, he completed his studies in various parts of the world, such as Rome, Geneva, Salamanca, and Montreal. Having travelled widely and being a devout believer to be in close contact with truth and reality, he was thus able to compare what he learned with what he saw physically.[2]

His work and life brought him into troubles. In the "Edmond Paris' The Secret History of the Jesuits" Introduction, A. Rivera wrote,

The Edmond Paris works on Roman Catholicism brought about the pledge on the part of the Jesuits to 1) destroy him 2) destroy his reputation, including his family and 3) destroy his work. And even now these great works of Edmond Paris are being tampered with...[3]


According to the author Philip J. Cohen, Paris was "the author of several rabidly anti-Catholic works." Cohen also observes that Paris is described on the jacket of Genocide in Satellite Croatia, 1941–1945 (1961) as "a French historian from a Catholic family".[4]

L. E. Lee, writing about Genocide in Satellite Croatia,[5] described the work as a frightening documentation of the Ustaše.[citation needed]

The journalist Richard West noted that Paris was one of a group of "anti-Catholic polemicists" who used events in the Independent State of Croatia to attack the Catholic Church as a whole. West observes that Genocide in Satellite Croatia, 1941–1945 was first published in French, and later in English. It was subsequently reprinted by a Protestant publisher in the United States as Convert or Die..., with a "blood-red cover showing a man kneeling at gunpoint in front of a priest". Despite this horrific imagery, West opines that Paris' book is based on careful research, much of it from Magnum Crimen. West states that Paris relied heavily on the testimony of Serbs who fled Yugoslavia after the war, whose testimony "bears out what we know of the Ustaše massacres from German, Italian and Yugoslav government sources".[6]



  • Le Vatican contre la France (1957)
  • Le Vatican contre l'Europe (1959)
  • Les mysteres de Lourdes, La Salette, Fatima[7]
  • L'histoire secrète des jésuites
  • Regards sur l'Education Catholique: à Travers Couvents, Presbytères, Sacristies, Confessionnaux, écoles ... Le fer rouge sur des plaies hideuses (1972)
  • Bréviaire de la Superstition Catholique (1974)
  • L'enseignement Catholique ou le Merveilleux Catholique (1978?)

English translations:

  • Paris, Edmond (1961). Genocide in Satellite Croatia, 1941-1945: A Record of Racial and Religious Persecutions and Massacres. Chicago: American Institute for Balkan Affairs.
  • The Vatican against Europe (1961)
  • The Secret History of the Jesuits (1975)

See also


  1. ^ Edmond Paris – Author of Secret History of the Jesuits
  2. ^ Paris – The Vatican Against Europe (Suppressed Role of Vatican in fomenting Both World Wars)(1964)
  3. ^ Edmond Paris: The Secret History of the Jesuits, Chick Publications, 1975 ISBN 9780937958100 p. 9
  4. ^ Cohen 1996, p. 199.
  5. ^ Loyd E. Lee: World War II in Asia and the Pacific and the War's Aftermath, with General Themes: A Handbook of Literature and Research, Greenwood Publishing Group, 1998 p. 369
  6. ^ Richard West: Tito and the Rise and Fall of Yugoslavia, Faber & Faber, 2012 ISBN 9780571281107, Notes chapter, second page
  7. ^ Paris, Edmond (1971). "Les mystères de Lourdes, la Salette, Fatima: Les marchands du temple, mercantilisme religieux, marché d'illusions".