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Tuesday, 12 March 2013
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : BLACK BISHOPS AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND SLAVERY
The issues of Slavery was one that historically did not see a consistent position by the Catholic Church. But was a subject of a long debate that began early in the history of the church which gave increase support towards abolition in the 19th century. In 1965 the Second Vatican Council declared without qualification that slavery was an " Infamy" that dishonored the creator and was a person in society. Between the 6th and 12th century there was a growing sentiment that slavery was not compatible with Christian conceptions of charity some argued against slavery whilst others including the influential Thomas Aquinas argued the case for slavery subject to certain restrictions.