In one of his very first acts as pope, Pope St. Pius V in **** Primum on April 1, 1566 ordered that sodomites be executed by the secular authorities.
Two years later, he declared in a Constitution:
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“That horrible crime, on account of which corrupt and obscene cities were destroyed by fire through divine condemnation, causes us most bitter sorrow and shocks our mind, impelling us to repress such a crime with the greatest possible zeal.
Quite opportunely the Fifth Lateran Council [1512-1517] issued this decree: “Let any member of the clergy caught in that vice against nature, given that the wrath of God falls over the sons of perfidy, be removed from the clerical...
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