I don't think the Church 'sucked up' to either of those two. I really don't know a whole lot about Mussolini, but Hitler was condemned by the Church from very early on. Unfortunately a book that came out in 1999 called "Hitlers Pope" that was entirely based on unsubstantiated claims, fueled a new round of anti Catholic hate. People ate it up and spread it all as fact.<quoted text>
So sucking up to Mussolini and Hitler was your God's wishes?
So much for stand up to the gates of Hell.
In reality, Pope Pius XII personally saved thousands of Jews in secret..hiding them in his personal residence and his vacation house.
On Palm Sunday in 1937, Pope Pius XI issued a Papal encyclical in German called "Mit Brennander Sorge" or 'With Burning Concern'(the only one ever written in a language besides Latin) officially criticizing the Nazis.
In the middle of the night before Palm Sunday, Vatican carriers smuggled it into Germany by train, foot, horseback, and whatever means they could. They hand delivered it to every Bishop in Germany with direct orders from the Pope to read it allowed at the Palm Sunday Mass. When Hitler heard about this the day after, he went into a rage, and the SS arrested the Bishops and Priests - many were never seen again. These Martyrs knew what was going to happen to them after they read a Papal letter criticising Hitler and the Nazis, but they did it anyway.
I can't provide links on my phone, but you can Google 'Mit Brennander Sorge' and check it on Wikipedia.
Also, check out Hitlers plans to invade the Vatican and topple the Church 'once and for all'.
(He forgot to read Matthew 16:18 I guess)