See this online text:
- Encyclical “Caritatis providentiæque” on the Church in Poland, by Pope Leo XIII, 19 March 1894. May be read online at the Holy See.
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“When all of Europe was trembling with fear at the attacks of the powerful enemies of the Christian name, your fathers were the first to offer their lives in remarkable defensive battles, as they guarded the civil and religious order… [I]t is right that We praise you and strengthen you with an exhortation to retain and steadfastly nourish the spirit of constancy in professing the Catholic faith.”