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And now Christendom is no more. Upon its ruins, odiously counterfeiting the Holy Empire, Satan has raised up, to the shame of the West, his false empire, formed out of successive encroachments, and recognizing as its first origin the apostasy of the felon knight Albert of Brandenburg… Oh Lord, arrest the progress of the false empires that arise in the North out of schism and heresy, and permit not the peoples of the Holy Roman Empire to ever fall prey to them.

Return, oh Emperor of the great ages, fight for the Church; rally the ruins of Christendom about the traditional ground, the common interest of all Catholic countries; and that alliance which your high politics had once concluded, will return to the world the security, the peace, the prosperity which will not yield to the mercy of violence.

-Dom Prosper Guéranger, L’Année Liturgique