An anticatholic trying to persuade me that the Popes are genocidal tyrants posted my this quote from a letter that Pope Nicholas I allegedly sent to the King of Bulgaria.
“A king need not fear to command massacres, when those will retain his subjects in obedience… We ORDER you, in the name of religion, to invade his states, burn his cities, and MASSACRE his PEOPLE.” – Pope Nicholas I (800? – 867 A.D.; Pope: 858-867) (860 A.D. letter to the King of Bulgaria)
Does anyone know anything about this letter? (if it really exists)
I’m having a hard time finding any references to it at all on the internet; I’m starting to think it might not even be a real letter and just another false quote for anticatholic propaganda.