- Catholic countries could tolerate other religions
- any form of Protestantism could be a legitimate form of Christianity and
- freedom of opinion was valuable.
The Syllabus of Errors thus ran counter to recent Victorian political, intellectual, and social developments - - the growth of religious toleration, including increasing rights for Catholics, and increasingly open debate on a wide range of sensitive issues, most significantly, evolution.
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