Horrendum Illud Scelus: “That Horrible Crime” Bull Issued by Pope St. Pius V

On August 30, 1568 — 450 years ago — Pope St. Pius V issued the bull Horrendum Illud Scelus (“That Horrible Crime”) which, among other things, stripped religious and clerics of the impunity they otherwise enjoyed for committing acts “by which corrupt and obscene cities were destroyed by fire through divine condemnation.” Knowing that the sin of … Continue reading Horrendum Illud Scelus: “That Horrible Crime” Bull Issued by Pope St. Pius V