- Pius IX, Apostolic Letter Cum Catholica Ecclesia, March 26, 1860.
The purpose of the separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the turmoil that has soaked the soil of Europe in blood for centuries.
- James Madison
on the Constitution
Lettre sur la Tolérance - John Locke [157 KB PDF]
Those who know what Rome has once been, are best able to appreciate what she is.
- Hallam, quoted in Ecclesiastical Empire
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