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Summary: it was not Charlemagne's choice, but he was willing to and obviously benefited from the decision. It was a top event in international politics back then. It was a decision prepared many years in advance by Charlemagne's father. The Franks helped very much the Catholic church by cleaning Italy of Aryan Ostrogoths and proto-eastern-schism Byzantines (...


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Which was the official position of the Catholic Church on the Atlantic Slave Trade? This is going to be a very complicated answer to say the least, especially when we see that the Apostle St. Paul himself never spoke out against slavery in the Apostolic Times. The institution of slavery was an accepted and deeply established part of Roman society. Before ...


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First, you will find few documents because the Catholic church main problems in the 17th and 18th centuries were other than slavery. Second, as a summary, the policy regarding enslaved persons was: it is morally bad, because Negroes are sons of God too, and so they deserve to know God, and have what we today call “rights”. This was stablished around 1550 in ...


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