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Tentative de créer un Ministère de l'Instruction publique / Attempt to create a Ministry of Education, 1897-1898

Telegram from Cardinal Rampolla to Lieutenant-Governor Chapleau [December 11, 1897]

"The Holy Father has wished to express the desire to avoid any innovation that could disturb the peace and the good relations between the Church and the State. He did not intend to exert such pressure as might cause the resignation of Ministers".

Source: Louis-Philippe Audet, « Le projet de ministère de l'instruction publique en 1897 », dans Mémoires de la société royale du Canada, Vol. 1, fourth series, June 1963, pp. 133-161, p. 143.

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