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500 years ago: Pope gives permission to conquer Indigenous people


They are called papal bulls, edicts made by popes Nicholas V and Alexander VI in the fifteenth-century that instructed how European explorers were to treat Indigenous people.

Here's an excerpt: "That in our times, especially the Catholic faith and the Christian religion be exalted and be everywhere increased and spread, that the health of souls be cared for, and that barbarous nations be overthrown and brought to the faith itself."


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