21st March 2021

“Since the sixth century and right up until the the twentieth century it has been common Catholic teaching that the social, economic, and legal institution of slavery is morally legitimate provided that the master's title of ownership is valid and provided that the slave is properly looked after, both materially and spiritually. The institution of genuine slavery… was not merely tolerated but was commonly approved of in the Western Latin Church for over 1400 years.”

J.F. Maxwell