Defend the Christian faith with the sword!

Defend Christian Faith - Pope Gregory IX
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When you hear any layman speak ill of the Christian faith, defend it not with words but with the sword, which you should thrust into their belly as far as it will go.

- Pope Gregory IX (1227-1241) instructions to his clergy; Chronicles of the Crusade, G. de Villehardouin, p. 148"

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