Res publica christiana

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Res publica christiana is a Latin phrase combining the idea of res publica and christiana to describe the worldwide community of Christianity and its well-being. A single English word with somewhat comparable meaning is "Christendom".

This phrase is notably found in the encyclical Christianae Republicae Salus, a Roman Catholic Church document which condemns Voltairian and masonic indifferentism in matters of religion.

Further reading[edit]

  • João Marques de Almeida, The Peace of Westphalia and the Idea of Respublica Christiana [1][dead link]