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Napoleon III closes down France's leading Catholic newspaper

Louis Napoleon Bonaparte, circa 1850, detail
The Univers was a Catholic newspaper under the editorship of Louis Veuillot.  As Napoleon III and the Papacy had come into increasing conflict over affairs in Italy, the Univers had supported the Pope.  When the paper published an encyclical letter from Rome without permission, the French Government closed it down by Imperial decree.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"The Suppression of the "Univers," New York Times, February 16, 1860, p. 2.


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