An explanation of the pattern of domination in the Papal Bull “Romanus Pontifex” (Roman Pontiff) issued by Pope Nicholas V in 1454

Below we see yet another example of the background pattern that is brought to the foreground and revealed by using the Domination Translator (the red lettering).

According to Reinhard Bendix, in Kings Or People and the Mandate to Rule (1978), p. 254:

The papal bull of 1454 granted Prince Henry the Navigator (1394-1460) “the right, total and absolute, to invade [dominate], conquer [dominate], and subject [dominate] all the countries which are under the rule of the enemies of Christ,” adding the missionary charge that these “perfidious enemies of Christ,” should be brought into the “Catholic fold” (pp. 26-27) (Source: K. M. Pannikar, Asia and Western Dominance: London: Allen & Unwin, pp. 26-27.

Bendix continues: “Portugal had pioneered this expansion [of domination], but soon the other European powers vied with Portugal for commercial supremacy on the high seas and in overseas settlement.” (pp. 254-55). “Westward expansion [of domination] to the Americas also began from the Iberian peninsula.” (p. 255)