I’ve come across several sites which attribute “sum of all heresies” to Pope Pius X in his condemnation of Modernism. Many of these sites are oriented towards traditional Catholicism.
Other sites, however, including the Vatican site on Pius X’s encyclical on the Modernists, read “synthesis of all errors.”
It would seem that “synthesis of all errors” is the correct rendering (it is the official Vatican translation), but how come then is “sum of all heresies” to be found on so many well-respected pages, many of them run by traditional Catholics?
Do a google or yahoo search for “sum of all heresies” Modernism] and you will see what I mean.
I’ve also come across quite a few sites that have “synthesis of all heresies.”
So is only one phrase right, and does that mean the others are inaccurate translations?