How Pope Nicholas V Used the Church to Start the Disgraceful Slave Trade

Religious dogma created the dehumanization of African indigenous people

Photo Credit | National Humanities Center

In 1452, Pope Nicholas V charged Alfonso of Portugal with the Christian duty to enslave any non-Christian. The Pope’s act would be the first recorded international edict to literally grant a Christian nation the right to…

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