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Old 12-02-2020, 06:30 AM   #16
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A letter from June 1615 from Ohrid Archbishop Atanasius to what I am assuming to be Pope Paul Pietti:

"And so I proposed when five or six thousand infantry men would be given to me by his Highness of Spanish and Italian nationality, weapons and ammunition for the arming of 15,000 men, saddles and harness for 4,000 horses, in short time I would deliver Macedonia under his rule and power, promising to pay back the aforementioned weapons and ammunition and that food would be given to the soldiers, since those regions are rich and abundant in foods. Hence after this action succeeds, the whole of Bosnia and Dalmatia, Bulgaria and Greece will doubltless raise their weapons against the Turk...."
I know of two tragic histories in the world- that of Ireland, and that of Macedonia. Both of them have been deprived and tormented.
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