Apr. 5, 1775

Edict issued by Pope Pius VI [Present-day Italy]: “Among the pastoral solicitudes that occupy the soul of the hiliness of our Lord [i.e., the Pope] at the outset of his Pontificate…the foremost priority is that which guards the Catholic religion from corruption among the Faithful. Considering, therefore, the need to protect the faithful from the danger of subversion that can result from excessive familiarity with the Jews, the exact observance of the measures taken by [the Pope’s] glorious predecessors is absolutely necessary.”
“The Popes Against the Jews; The Vatican’s Role in the Rise of Modern Anti-Semitism.” David I. Kertzer. Page 27