Religion: Miserentissimus

"From the extreme boundaries of the east, to the furthermost west we are reached by the cries of peoples whose Kings or Governments have risen up or conspired against God and His Church. We have seen in these nations divine and human rights trodden under foot, temples destroyed from their foundations up and priests and sacred virgins evicted from their houses, imprisoned and subjected to persecution. We have seen young boys and girls dragged from the bosom of the Church, urged to deny and blaspheme against Christ and led to the worst sins of...

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