Editors. "Pope Paul III establishes the Inquisition in Rome". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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Pope Paul III establishes the Inquisition in Rome (68 words)
Historical Context Note
Pope Paul III establishes an Inquisition in Rome. This series of tribunals, run by the cardinals. was responsible for prosecuting people accused of various crimes, including the Protestant heresy but also including blasphemy and witchcraft. It implemented a ruthless regime of censorship, famously, for instance, condemning Copernicus and Galileo, but only a very small proportion of the cases tried in its courts actually ended in a death sentence.14667 Pope Paul III establishes the Inquisition in Rome 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.
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