Dall'alto dell'Apostolico Seggio

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Dall'alto dell'Apostolico Seggio
Italian: From the height of the Apostolic Throne
Encyclical letter of Pope Leo XIII
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Date15 October 1890
ArgumentOn Freemasonry in Italy
Encyclical number34 of 85 of the pontificate
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Pope Leo XIII's papal encyclical on the subject of Freemasonry in Italy, known both by its Italian incipit Dall'alto dell'Apostolico Seggio and its Latin incipit Ab apostolici Solii celsitudine, was a promulgated on 15 October 1890.[1]

It dealt with Freemasonry in Italy, condemning the contemporary course of public affairs in Italy as the realization of the "Masonic programme". This "programme" was said to involve a "deadly hatred of the Church", the abolition of religious instruction in schools and the absolute independence of civil society from clerical influence.[2]

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  1. ^ Leo XIII, Pope (1890-10-15). "Dall'alto dell'Apostolico Seggio". vatican.va.
  2. ^ Papal Pronouncements, A Guide, 1740 - 1978, 2 Vols., by Claudia Carlen, IHM, (The Pierian Press, 1990), cited in McInvale, Reid (c. 1992) [presented 1992-06-13]. "Roman Catholic Church law regarding Freemasonry". Transactions. Waco, TX: Texas Lodge of Research A.F. & A.M. 27. OCLC 10269407. Archived from the original on 1999-01-27 – via a personal website.