Two Cities: The Pope’s holy alliance

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It was God’s intent, according to St Paul in his letter to the Church at Ephesus in the King James Version, “that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God, according to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

The “principalities and powers” had a long scriptural provenance before Paul turned them to the work of the gospel. They were the dark and evil forces at work in the world, very often recognised as the oppressive empires that subjected the people of God to suffering. Today, they are more readily associated by people of religion as rapacious western free markets that keep populations of the southern hemisphere in abject poverty.

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