Some quotes from Mussolini himself and other notable Fascists:
"My spirit is deeply religious. Religion is a fundamental force which must be respected and defended. I am therefore opposed to anti-clerical and atheistic demagogy, which represents an old game. I affirm that Catholicism is a great spiritual and moral power, and trust that the relations between the Italian State and the Vatican will henceforth be very friendly." - Benito Mussolini, Statements Made in Lausanne, November 21, 1922
"Just before I came out here I went into the church and knelt before the altar. That was not done to pay superficial homage to the religion of the State ; it was the expression of an intimate conviction, for I believe that a people cannot become great and powerful, conscious of its destinies, without religion ; unless it looks on religion and feels the need of it as an essential element of its public and private life. With this thought as motive for your actions you will see how country is served above all in silence, humility, discipline, without many or great phrases but with unfailing daily works." - Benito Mussolini, September 23, 1924
Emilio Papasogli, in 1923: "In truth, Fascismo constitutes the reaction of the Latin mind and of Catholicism against the aberrations and the degeneracies of the modern spirit. The ascendancy of modern thought, born with the Protestant reformation and developed through the French revolution, is now at an end. With Fascismo, reaction and renovation, a new age begins."
"Enemy propaganda is supremely stupid if it is directed against me personally. This is the eternal system of the English. They always need to concentrate their hatred on one person, whom they call the incarnation of the devil. They are false Christians and truly anti-Christian. For me the Anglo-Saxons are and always have been enemy No. 1." - Benito Mussolini, Speech in Rome, June 24, 1943
“Today I no longer deny God by according him five minutes in which to strike me dead as proof that he exists. I now know why I was not struck by lightning: the Church needed me.” (Audience With Pope Pius XI, on the Anniversary of the Lateran Treaty, Feb. 11, 1932)
''Nicceolò Giani was a man of faith. And his faith was the kind which did not falter ever, and which remained in tact in good times and in bad... He believed in God, in the God of us Catholics and Italian Fascists..." - Fernando Mezzasoma, Speech Delivered at the Odeon Theatre in Milan, April 20 1941