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Monday, September 27, 2010

140th Anniversary of the Fall of Papal Rome

The Zenit Article which is cited by 'Catholicism.org' really misses the point of the wars of Italian Unification and the alleged loss of temporal power by the Papacy, almost seemingly embracing the error that says that the Papacy shouldn't have temporal power, condemned by Pius IX:

24. The Church has not the power of using force, nor has she any temporal power, direct or indirect. -- Apostolic Letter "Ad Apostolicae," Aug. 22, 1851.
[Papal Documents Online, here]

She seems to struggle a bit, understandably, with her loyalty to the Italian State and her Catholic Faith. Considering Berlusconi's hostility to the Church recently, it might be too much to hope that the conflict of interests between the Church and the State have subsided.

140th Anniversary of the Fall of Papal Rome
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