Yes, if Pope Leo XIII will have anything to say about it yet.
[image is of Columbus (left) in the chapel, at the altar – Alcazar, Seville]
Now that five centuries have passed so quickly, let us learn (even if belatedly) from that most excellent magisterium of Rome not merely why the “revisionists” of history-telling are wrong, but why really we should honor the saintly Christ Bearer [the meaning of “Christopher” in Greek].
For above all, he brought the civilizing reign of Christ the Light to nations in darkness.
It is up to us, Americans, to beg God for the grace to keep the same Flame burning even more brightly amidst the world’s darkness that would return to overshadow it.
Read the encyclical by clicking here.
QUARTO ABEUNTE SAECULO
(“Now that four centuries have sped …”)
ENCYCLICAL OF POPE LEO XIII ON
THE COLUMBUS QUADRICENTENNIAL
[Published on the 400th anniversary of the discovery of the Americas by Cristobal Colombo.]