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The Roman Question

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Author: Edmond About
Published: 1859
Language: English
Wordcount: 66,346 / 200 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.3
LoC Categories: JF, JZ
Downloads: 772
Added to site: 2006.11.21
mnybks.net#: 15326
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction
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l Church expressed the wishes of one hundred and thirty-nine millions of Catholics. It was all Catholicity which said to 3,124,668 Italians, by the lips of the honourable reporter:

"Devote yourselves as one man. Our chief can only be venerable, August, and independent, so long as he reigns despotically over you. If, in an evil hour, he were to cease wearing a crown of gold; if you were to contest his right to make and break laws; if you were to give up the wholesome practice of laying at his feet that money which he disburses for our edification and our glory, all the sovereigns of the universe would look upon him as an inferior. Silence, then, the noisy chattering of your individual interests."

I flatter myself that I am as fervent a Catholic as M. Thiers himself; and were I bold enough to seek to refute him, I should do it in the name of our common faith.

I grant you--this would be the tenor of my argument--that the Pope ought to be independent. But could he not be so at a somewhat less

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