Pope Eugene IV Forbids Enslaving Christian Converts

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In the papal bull Sicut Dudum, Pope Eugene IV bans the enslavement of natives in the Canary Islands who convert to Christianity. The pope's goal is not to restrict slavery per se, but rather to encourage the spread of Christianity.

No protections whatsoever are offered to non-Christians, making them free game for Christian slavers.

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