In reply the pope prepared a bull of excommunication against those who should infringe the prerogatives of the Holy See in this matter.
These ordinances must, however, be of a temporary nature, must not infringe the fundamental laws or statutes passed by the two chambers, or change the electoral system, and must be laid upon the table of the Duma at the first opportunity.
In 150 9, threatening to prosecute for treason all persons who dared to infringe the liberties of the citizens.
They extend this idea of equality also to the government authorities, obedience to whom they do not consider binding upon them in those cases when the demands of these authorities are in conflict with their conscience; while in all that does not infringe what they regard as the will of God they willingly fulfil the desire of the authorities.
Thus it is held that it is not the duty of a servant to infringe a moral law even though his master should command it.