The Monarchic Regime: The Best Form of Government

June 6, 2011

 

Execution of Louis XVI

In his allocution to the Secret Consistory on June 17, 1793, concerning the execution of King Louis XVI of France, Pius VI stated: “After having abolished the monarchical form of government, which is the best, it [the Convention] transferred all public power to the people.”

 

Pii VI Pont. Max. Acta (Rome: Typis S. Congreg. De Propaganda Fide, 1871), Vol. 2, p. 17 in Plinio Corrêa de Oliveira, Nobility and Analogous Traditional Elites in the Allocutions of Pius XII: A Theme Illuminating American Social History (York, Penn.: The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property, 1993), Appendix IV, p. 391.

 

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