Editors. "Pope Clement VII founds the Inquisition in Lisbon". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=14479, accessed 25 August 2016.]
Pope Clement VII founds a Portuguese Inquisition in Lisbon, by the bull Cum ad nihil. Although established by the papacy, it came under the authority of the King of Portugal, and its Grand Inquisitor, although named by the Pope, was always selected from the royal family. Its main target was not Protestantism but Sephardic Jews suspected of insufficient conversion to Christianity.
Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are a member (student of staff) of a subscribing institution (see List), you should be able to access the LE on campus directly (without the need to log in), and off-campus either via the institutional log in we offer, or via your institution's remote access facilities, or by creating a personal user account with your institutional email address. If you are not a member of a subscribing institution, you will need to purchase a personal subscription. For more information on how to subscribe as an individual user, please see under Individual Subcriptions.