7th January 2012

“We grant you [the kings of Spain and Portugal] by these present documents, with our Apostolic Authority, full and free permission to invade, search out, capture and subjugate the Saracens and pagans and any other unbelievers and enemies of Christ wherever they may be, as well as their kingdoms, duchies, countries, principalities and other property… And to reduce their persons into perpetual slavery.”

Pope Nicholas V1397 – 1455

One Response to “7th January 2012”

  1. Dan Says:

    Ha!!! I love it when religious leaders themselves so thoroughly destroy the notion that their religion is in any way peaceful.