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Apostolicum Pascendi Munus

Bull issued by Clement XIII in 1765 in defense of the Society of Jesus against the attacks made upon it

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Apostolicum Pascendi Munus, a Bull issued by Clement XIII, January 12, 1765, in defense of the Society of Jesus against the attacks made upon it. It relates that both privately and publicly the Society was the object of much calumny. On the other hand, the Society was the subject of praise on the part of bishops for the useful work its members were doing in their dioceses. To confirm this approval, and to counteract the calumnies which had been spreading throughout different countries, the Pope confirms the Society as it was originally constituted, approves its end, its method of work, and whatever sodalities its members have under their charge.

M. O’RIORDAN


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