June 9, 1537: Sublimis Deus

On 9 June 1537 Pope Paul III unequivocally declared that Native Americans were rational beings with souls, “truly men” with the qualities and faults of other humans, and not beasts, therefore they should not be reduced to slavery (papal bull Sublimis Deus =The Sublime God)

A week in Sardinia

A WEEK IN SARDINIA Hello! I am back from the south-western part of Sardinia, where a  Geomineral, Historical and Environmental park is situated, whose historic mines have recently been declared by UNESCO to be World Heritage Sites.    

2 June in Italy

June 2 : in Italy we celebrate “Festa della Repubblica” (Republic Day) our Italian National Day . It commemorates the day when Italians voted to abolish the monarchy in 1946, following the Second World War and the fall of Fascism. At that timer the  public was hostile to the monarchy, which had supported Benito Mussolini’s rule