St. Francis Xavier (1543): “... I could not but grieve intensely at the thought of the devils being worshipped instead of God by these blind heathen, and I asked them to listen to me in turn. Then I, in a loud voice, repeated the Apostles’ Creed and the Ten Commandments. After this I gave in their own language a short explanation, and told them what Paradise is, and what Hell is, and also who they are who go to Heaven to join the company of the blessed, and who are to be sent to the eternal punishments of Hell. Upon hearing these things they all rose up and vied with one another in embracing me, and in confessing that the God of the Christians is the true God, as His laws are so agreeable to reason.”
Pope Pius XI (1937): “Since Christ… finished the task of Redemption, and by breaking up the reign of sin merited for us the grace of being the children of God, since that day no other name under heaven has been given to men, whereby we must be saved (Acts 4:12).” (Mit brennender sorge #17)
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