Arthur Preuss refutes old lies…
Were Popes Benedict XIV and Pius IX Freemasons?
In 1884, Pope Leo XIII addressed the threat of Freemasonry against Holy Mother Church:
At every period of time each [the Kingdom of God and the kingdom of Satan] has been in conflict with the other, with a variety and multiplicity of weapons and of warfare, although not always with equal ardor and assault. At this period, however, the partisans of evil seem to be combining together, and to be struggling with united vehemence, led on or assisted by that strongly organized and widespread association called the Freemasons.