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    Sided with authoritarian regimes even if the local Church opposed them.  Salazar, Franco, Pinochet, Vichy, the Argentine junta, Mussolini, even minor thugs like Quebec's Duplessis, all were welcomed by the Cardinals as bulwarks against the Left, so it's little surprise they've made common cause with the French Right.

    France's history is full of Churchly power working against democracy, even before the Revolution, so one shouldn't wonder that luminaries such as Diderot said: "When the last king is hanged with the entrails of the last celibate priest, mankind may hope to be happy."

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