Foreign News: Reparation

Five centuries ago, when Church was State and monkhood was in flower, Joan of Arc with shaven head prayed on a pile of faggots in Rouen, while Warwick's English soldiers set the pyre alight, and the crafty-eyed Bishop of Beauvais, "Unjust Judge Cauchon," twisted the amethyst ring on his finger and watched her die.

Bishop Cauchon was scarcely cold in his grave before Pope Calixtus IV excommunicated him, while the enraged Rouenais dug up his body and flung it into the town sewer. Last week, further restitution was made to the Maid of Orleans....

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