The Concordatory Regime
‘Before Abraham was, I am.’ To many Catholics, Leo seemed too old to die. A boy of five when Napoleon was defeated at Waterloo, Leo was only nine years younger than the Concordat. And as long as the preadamite Pope was firmly wedded to the Concordat, few French churchmen dared say that the treaty should go.
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