Friday, 10 July 2009

The Voice of... Pope Pius VI

On 13th April, 1791, Pope Pius VI published his Encyclical Charitas on the Civil Oath of the Clergy in France.

"We address you too, beloved sons, priests, and other clergy and ministers of France. Since you have been called to the Lord's work, you ought to stay close to your lawful pastors and be firm in faith and doctrine. Above all, avoid and condemn the sacrilegious intruders."
Charitas, No. 31

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