Signing of the Concordat with the Pope.

Napoleon Bonaparte signed the “Concordat with the Pope” on July 15, 1801, in Paris. It puts an end to 10 years of the status of the Roman Catholic Church caused by the church reforms and laws passed during the French Revolution.

The Catholic religion was declared the “religion of the great majority of French citizens,” thus maintaining religious freedom concerning Protestants. In return, the Pope accepts that the priests be appointed by the First Consul, Napoleon Bonaparte.

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