Life of Leo XIII

Life of Leo XIII

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...from the masses whom the government had invited or encouraged to come to Rome from all parts of Italy, lit up their windows. The palaces of the nobles were especially conspicuous on this occasion. But the men who had resolved that the Papal coronation should not be performed with the usual solemnities in St. Peter's were on the lookout for this manifestation of Catholic feeling. They soon had well-organized bands in all the streets, provided with stones, and smashing every window in every house they could reach and that dared to show a single taper or lamp. The palaces along the Corso fared ill on that night. The police were there; but the police took care to encourage the rioters by exhorting them "not to go too far." It is sufficient to know that the Minister of the Interior was then the notorious Crispi. On the 4th of March, the very day after his coronation, Leo XIII. completed the work which Pius IX. had been prevented by death from finishing: he promulgated the bull Ex Supremo Apostolatus Apice, reconstituting the Catholic hierarchy in Scotland. This work of reconstruction seemed, as he expresses it in his exquisite Latin, "a happy omen with which to begin the exercise of the Supreme English and Ameiicnn readers wil recall the classic recommendation if the officer 10 his men "not to put the hail HI under the pump and not to toss him on a blanket." THE FIRST ACTS OF LEO XIII. 321 Pastorate, which we have taken on ourself with fear and trembling amid the calamities of the present times." It is with extreme satisfaction that, remembering the history of the ancient see of St. Andrew's, Leo XIII. " recalls it from the tomb and bestows on it metropolitan rank, with the title of the See of...show more

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  • Paperback | 190 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 349g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236808452
  • 9781236808455