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Lord John Russell In 1865 Pope Pio Nono issued the Syllabus of Errors. This condemned as heretical the beliefs that:

The Syllabus of Errors thus ran counter to recent Victorian political, intellectual, and social developments - - the growth of religious toleration, including increasing rights for Catholics, and increasingly open debate on a wide range of sensitive issues, most significantly, evolution.

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