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Así que, a pesar de su declarado ateísmo, Mussolini no deseaba destruir lo que existía, sino ir, progresivamente, modificándolo, reinterpretándolo, hasta conseguir que un día se transformase en una cosa muy distinta y en una religión con un contenido muy diferente. Mussolini se refería a esto como: «Roma, donde Cristo es romano». Tras la Marcha sobre Roma comenzaron a prodigarse algunos gestos de buena voluntad hacia el Vaticano, como la donación al papa de la valiosa Biblioteca Chigi. En la Santa Sede se desconfiaba de Mussolini, pero a la vez se mantenía un prudente silencio sobre su forma de llevar las riendas de Italia.

Elegantemente vestido de chaqué, Mussolini ascendió hasta el segundo piso, donde le esperaba el cardenal Gasparri, con quien cruzó un prolongado apretón de manos. 15 No obstante, por nada del mundo iba a perderse la firma, aunque ello le costase la vida, ya que con aquel acto culminaba toda su carrera diplomática. Estaba previsto que la ceremonia se prolongase varias horas, pero el público que aguardaba en el exterior y el precario estado de salud de Gasparri —que tuvo que permanecer sentado durante todo el acto— la redujeron a unos meros cuarenta y cinco minutos.

Durante 1930, la Administración Especial operó en el máximo secreto y con una plantilla muy reducida, que en ningún momento excedió las dos docenas de empleados. Nogara mismo pasó a fijar su residencia en el propio Vaticano, concretamente en un apartamento que a tal efecto le fue habilitado en el palacio del Governatorato. 3 Nogara mantuvo su puesto hasta 1954, pero siguió 3. Chernow, Ron, op. cit. 47 BIOGRAFÍA NO AUTORIZADA DEL VATICANO aconsejando al Vaticano hasta su muerte, en 1958. 4 LA USURA NO ES TAN MALA Hasta la fecha, la Iglesia había mantenido la prohibición oficial de la usura (todas las ganancias obtenidas de prestar dinero eran canalizadas hacia la Iglesia mediante prestamistas no cristianos que trabajaban a comisión a cambio de adelantar el dinero del Vaticano).

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