Thursday, August 12, 2010

Pope offended by Ernst Gunther's marriage

August 12, 1898

The Vatican's official organ, the Osservatore Romano, has been authorized "to express the great displeasure of his Holiness at the action of a Vienna priest" who took part in the marriage of Duke Ernst Gunther of Schleswig-Holstein, brother of the Empress of Germany, and Princess Dorothea of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, "without a formal guaranty of the Catholic education of the offspring," the New York Times reports.

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