The Doctrine, a fundamentally racist philosophy from the 15th century, continues to allow powerful nation-states to dehumanize people and devastate the living earth in their endless search for resources and markets, the delegation said.
Papal Bulls that create the foundation of the Doctrine of Discovery
Roman Catholic Organization Statements Repudiating the Doctrine of Discovery.
Indigenous delegates ask Pope to repudiate Doctrine of Discovery
Spanish conquistadors read this document, composed in 1514, to Indians of the new world. It briefly explains Spain’s assertion of its legal and moral right to rule over the inhabitants of Latin America. It also provides a rationale for a ‘just war’.
The Treaty of Tordesillas was concluded on June 7 1494 to settle the contentious matter of the possession of the newly discovered lands of the non Christian world between Portugal and Spain. It was ratified by Spain on July 2, 1494. and by Portugal on September 5, 1494.
The Legal Battle and Spiritual War against the Native People The Bull Inter Caetera (Alexander VI) May 4, 1493
The Bull Romanus Pontifex (Nicholas V) January 8, 1454
Papal Bull Dum Diversas 18 June, 1452