Pope Leo XIII Quote

“It is an injustice, a grave evil and a disturbance of the right order, for a larger and higher organisation, to arrogate to itself functions which can be performed efficiently by smaller and lower bodies.”

~ Pope Leo XIII

The first principle against subsidiarity (giving away power) in the first ecumenical by Pope Leo XIII (and later recalled in papal encyclical 'Quadragesimo Anno' in 1931).

Ratings and Comments

J. Allen, Arlington, Va

I had never heard this before, very well stated.

Bob, Charlotte, VT

The Pope dun got it rite ( sorry -- it just wanted to come out that way ).

E Archer, NYC

This is a principle of a republican form of government.


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