The Government of the Congregation after the French Revolution
The years 1800 to 1827 mark one of the periods of the greatest complexity in the history of the Congregation. This situation arose after the death of Father Cayla, since it would have been impossible, because of the revolution and war, to hold a general assembly for the election of his successor. In his place, the Holy See saw to the appointment of vicars general. In the context of Italian-French antagonisms, the entire period took on a character of mutual rivalry and intrigue. This is its story.