Thursday, January 17, 2013

Pope protests Orthodox baptism

January 18, 1933

As expected, the Pope has sent a protest to King Boris III of Bulgaria regarding the Orthodox baptism of the king's infant daughter,  Princess Marie Louise.

The Osservatore Romano, the official newspaper of the Vatican stated today that Msgr. Roncalli, the Apostolic delegate to Sofia has presented the king with "an energetic protest" on behalf of the Pope,

The protest "stressed" that King Boris III and Queen Giovanna  "committed a breach of an obligation" to raise all of their children in the Roman Catholic faith.

This obligation was "assumed" before the Vatican issued a dispensation "from the impediment" of a mixed marriage.  King Boris is an Orthodox Christian as required by the Bulgarian Constitution.  Queen Giovanna is Roman Catholic.

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