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"Is the puppy robotic in any way?"
"No. It is the bad kind of puppy."
Christianity in a nutshell.
And the dead danced, and sang: so as we are, so soon shall you be
It is such a hard thing to write on medical issues from the past. Scientific problems in general, in is true, but especially medicine, for such simple and 'obvious' things that children these days know could have saved the lives of most of the people whom have ever lived.
Good updates. I like how the epidemic is affecting the thinking of those who believe in god!
Cardinal Ferretti sounds like a good man, his work will no doubt be rewarded in heaven.
It is also nice, and unexpected, to see the Church leading the way in the scientific treatment of maladies! The citizens of the Papal States are truly fortune to live there. The privilege should be extended to more of the Italian people!
I like the sound of Ferretti. Compassionate, humble; open-minded enough to accept the validity of vaccination. A good candidate for the Papacy (and thus perhaps doomed never to rise to it.)
Also nice to see an update focus on an event like a plague. I don't often see it given room like this.
Cardinal Ferretti appears to be a good man, nice to see a foward thinking Papacy become a champion of science among the Italian people! Hopefully this troubling epidemic washes away quickly
There was a spiteful note in Cardinal Lambruchini's threat to leak the secrets of irritating nobles at the end there. Very unbecoming of a man of god. He is none the less a useful man, the papacy is lucky to have him.
Good grief, the papacy has some pieces of work under employ.
The Neapolitans have made the mistake of not only letting a viper into their midst, but of then letting him go.
I do like these diary post approaches to the AAR. Adds a nice flair to the work!
Well, @slothinator, you have a gem of an AAR, a real treat. Extremely well written, (I echo @volksmarschall that the diary approach adds a novel flair - you really have a knack for getting the characters' views across) and this is going to be very interesting to watch. The Papacy always seems to have immense power if wielded correctly, yet with astonishing vulnerability - hence the need for allies.
I cannot wait for the rise of absolute monarchist itsly under the papal banner, with a papal bull declaring new crusades to destroy the scourge to the world that is france.
the Two Sicilies has no need for an alliance since his realm is an island in the Mediterranean defended on three sides by sea water and on the fourth by holy water