The Vatican has also defended the pontiff, calling the charges a fantasy of “the anticlerical left.”
How did it become the anticlerical, ego-theistic literature of today?
It begins as he intended, anticlerical; and so it will run for a while.
How could Wenceslas interpret this but as an anticlerical uprising?
The anticlerical press of Paris was insisting that the cardinal's stay in the French capital was of sinister import.
Nominally acting for the Government; at heart, anticlerical.
General Plaza continued the anticlerical policy of his predecessor.
Michelet and Quinet had added to their democratic zeal the passions connected with an anticlerical campaign.
Even in this critical moment the officer could not drop the anticlerical rhetoric and pompous style that he always adopted.