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AUCTOREM FIDEI

The bull of Pope Pius VI, in 1794, that condemned eighty-five propositions of the Italian Jansenist Synod of Pistoia, led by the Bishop Scipione de'Ricci (1741-1810). Among other views condemned was the theory that national councils of bishops have binding power independent of the Holy See.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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