Sunday, March 11, 2018

Fact of the Day: Pope Pius V and Queen Elizabeth I

While never a Catholic (despite attempts by her sister Mary I) Queen Elizabeth I was officially excommunicated by Pope Pius V. With the order, the Pope declared that all Catholics in England were free of allegiance to Elizabeth I. It even went steps further and excommunicated any Catholic loyal to the Protestant Queen. 

6 comments:

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Interesting, as always!

Mary Kirkland said...

That's interesting and I didn't know that info.

Christine said...

Strange.

Pat Hatt said...

Religion once more at play, ugg

Martha said...

Weird stuff.

Blue Grumpster said...

Elizabeth I was officially excommunicated by Pope Pius V? See, THAT I didn't know. Did he lose his mind or also his head?