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Discussing Italian current affairs, Archbishop Hughes of New York defends the Pope and the Papal States

John Joseph Hughes, detail
Catholic Archbishop Hughes of New York gave a lengthy and well-reported sermon in his Cathedral defending the temporal power of the Papacy.  He complained of the inroads that the unification of Italy was making into the provinces of the Papal States and condemned France for its intrusions into the situation.  He went on to ask New Yorkers for material aid for Rome.  His appeal drew little praise from New York editorial writers. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Archbishop Hughes and the Pope," New York Times, July 2, 1860