A New Saint
Exploration, Heroism, Discovery, Religious Authority, Heterodoxy
Discusses a 'scrap of news' announcing the attempts to persuade Pope Pius IX to canonize Christopher Columbus. Heartily agrees with this, adding that James Cook and Vasco da Gama should be similarly honoured, but comments: 'To make a saint out of heretic may seem a little startling, but of course Infallibility cannot err in doing so'.
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