M. Baroche, Minister of Public Worship, has refused to allow
the Bishops of France to circulate the Encyclical Letter. It contains, he says, " propositions contrary to the principles on which the Con- stitution of the Empire is basel." The order for a jubilee may be circulated, but not the letter or the eighty condemned propositions. Prince Napoleon, moreover, the sworn enemy of the Papacy-, has been appointed Vice-President of the Council, which is authorized to meet and discuss affairs of great importance, and the appoint- ment is regarded in Paris as a reply to the Encyclical. As a Jacobib Prince Napoleon hates the priests, as the husband of a daughter of Victor Emanuel he loves Italy, and as a Bonaparte he is ready to crush any power which pretends to resist the State.