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Religious Freedom

Pope Leo XIII, in his encyclical Libertas, says:

19. To make this more evident, the growth of liberty ascribed to our age must be considered apart in its various details.

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Burning Heretics

In the Bull Exsurge Domine Pope Leo X condemned the positions of Martin Luther and others:

For we can scarcely express, from distress and grief of mind, what has reached our ears for some time by the report of reliable men and general rumor; alas, we have even seen with our eyes and read the many diverse errors.

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Luther's 95 Theses and Pope Leo X

“Do you think that Luther really believed that Pope Leo X did not know what the indulgence salesmen were saying?”

Martin Luther (1483 – 1546) was the head of the Protestant Reformation in the late fifteenth century. 132 more words

School Essays

Dante: an Absence Becomes a Presence

On May 14th 1865 a statue of Dante created by a sculptor Enrico Pazzi was placed in the middle of piazza Santa Croce. The king of the recently united Italy, Vittorio Emanuele II, unveiled the sculpture in the presence of the highest dignitaries and township of Florence. 736 more words

Historian's Almanac: January 3, 2015

On this day in 1521 Pope Leo X (Giovanni di Lorenzo de’ Medici) issued the papal bull, Decet Romanum Pontificum, excommunicating the German Monk, … 365 more words

Historian's Almanac

Leo X: The Pope who made the Reformation Possible

On 1st December 1521, Pope Leo X died after a brief illness. He had only been Pontiff since 1513, and yet his reign had seen the first cracks starting to appear in the Roman Catholic Church’s position of primacy in Western European spiritual and political life. 338 more words

Church History

Dinner, Distractions, Drought - 1

I have just about recovered. Twenty-seven guests to a party to celebrate my sister’s birthday. Most came from the US and England; all arrived at different times and no one knew Italian. 396 more words

Human Interest