Gigliola Di Renzo Villata

Religion, faith, and epidemics. The Church faced with a complex challenge (a multi-voiced ‘episodic’ ride through the centuries

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Keywords: Religion, Global plagues, Faith, The Church’s «safety protocol», Processions.

The paper aims to assess the position of the Catholic Church, as well as of its representatives, vis-a-vis epidemics through legislative and non-legislative sources. Both preventive measures adopted and ‘spiritual remedies’ voiced by some authors, especially ecclesiastics, are investigated. Divine wrath, bellum divinum, God’s punishment through the centuries from the Middle Ages to the modern age is almost constantly indicated as the cause of the outbreak of the disease.

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