Thursday, February 7, 2013
Blessed Pius IX and England
During his reign, he proclaimed the Doctrine of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1854 and the First Vatican Council proclaimed the Doctrine of Papal Infallibility in 1870. In 1850, Pope Pius IX issued the Papal Bull "Universalis Ecclesiae" on September 29, restoring the English Catholic hierarchy, much to the displeasure of Queen Victoria and her government. This was a real test of the toleration of Catholics just established in 1829 with Catholic Emancipation, and the English government failed the test.
More on Blessed Pope Pius IX here.