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Pope Pius IX issues an encyclical calling for prayers for peace among Catholic nations

Pope Pius IX, detail
04/27/1859
With war looming between Piedmont, Austria, and France, and with nationalist street demonstrations taking place all over Italy, Pope Pius IX issued an encyclical calling for public prayers for peace between Catholic nations. Two days later, Austria declared war on Piedmont. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1859 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1860), 226.

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