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Cit. 50 EL MERCADER EN EL TEMPLO. 8 La habilidad negociadora de Nogara frente al gobierno italiano parecía no tener límite. Tras el crack de 1929, gran parte de las inversiones vaticanas en diversas entidades bancarias —el Banco de Roma, el Banco dello Spirito Santo y el Sardinian Land Credit principalmente— corrían un serio peligro. Nogara consiguió vender los intereses del Vaticano en estas entidades a un organismo gubernamental: el Istituto di Ricostruzione Industríale (una institución creada por el fascismo y que serviría de modelo para el Instituto Nacional de Industria español) no a su depreciado valor actual, sino por su valor original.
No obstante, este panorama iba a cambiar de manera radical con el nombramiento del arzobispo Eugenio Pacelli, antiguo nuncio de Su Santidad en Alemania, y futuro Pío XII, como secretario de Estado del Vaticano. Inmediatamente después de su ordenación como obispo en 1917, Pacelli tuvo que dejar Roma para establecerse en Alemania, donde permaneció los siguientes trece años. Curiosamente, la nunciatura se encontraba en Munich, frente al edificio que más tarde se convertiría en la Casa Marrón, la cuna del nazismo.
18 En Estados Unidos, el banquero Thomas William Lamont, uno de los principales agentes de la banca Morgan, estaba mucho menos interesado en las consecuencias políticas del tratado que en los noventa millones de dólares que llevaba aparejados. A fin de cuentas. Pío XI era un viejo amigo de la casa Morgan. Siendo monseñor Ratti prefecto de la Biblioteca Vaticana, el que más tarde se convertiría en papa gestionó la restauración de una valiosa colección de manuscritos coptos propiedad de J. 19 Aquellos pergaminos pasarían a ser una de las piezas más preciadas de la mítica «biblioteca negra» del millonario.