THE POPES AND SLAVERY
The question is often asked, "Why did the Church not speak up more decisively to halt the infamous trade in human flesh which subjected so many millions to the infamy of slavery from the time shortly after the discovery of America to the late1800's? The answer, as this book reveals through the very documents of the Church itself dating back to 1404 and the Spanish conquest of the Canary Islands, is "It did!" Fr. Joel Panzer shows how the misreading of history has led some in our day to downplay the very active and consistent role of the Roman Pontiffs in trying to halt and reverse slavery. Paperback. 125 pages.