Religion: Encyclical

Pope Pius XI is Vicar of Christ who, his Church claims, received from God the absolute right over all created things, civil affairs, Christians and even non-Christians. So the Vicar can say with equanimity, with no doubt, in an encyclical letter sent last week to all patriarchs, primates, archbishops and bishops for the instruction of their flocks:

"The heads of States should therefore not refuse to testify publicly their reverence for and obedience to the Kingdom of Christ if they wish their power to remain unimpaired, and their countries to prosper and progress....

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