La Civilta Cattolica Publishes Article that Pogroms are Natural Response to Uppity Jews Hot

La Civilta Cattolica Publishes Article that Pogroms are Natural Response to Uppity Jews

Pope Pius IX
Source: Wikipedia

La Civilta Cattolica, an official Jesuit publication founded by Pope Pius IX and published under the direct control of the papacy, publishes an article in a 36-part series of anti-Semitic pieces.

Father Giuseppe Oreglia di Santo Stefano, one of the journal's founders, argues that pogroms against the Jews are a natural consequence of Jews demanding too much liberty:

"Every so often, as has recently happened in Germany, popular anti-Semitic exasperation erupts more or less violently. This could easily be avoided if only those few ancient laws of exception were brought back, laws which are as useful to the Jews themselves as they are to the Christians."

In other words, it's sad that people are killing the Jews but all of this could be avoided if the Jews will simply consent to having their civil and political equality revoked so that they can be held down as second-class citizens. Christians won't be inclined to kill Jews once Jews can be treated as inferiors.

It can be assumed that articles such as this, printed in a journal under the direct control of the pope and regularly read by the pope before publication to ensure its adherence to current Vatican policies as well as Christian orthodoxy, accurately reflect the sentiment of Pope Leo XIII at this time.

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