Congregation of the Inquisition


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an inquisition set up in Italy in 1542 to curb the number of Protestants

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In the course of the 18th century, the systemic control exerted by the Congregation of the Inquisition and the Congregation of the Index in the Grand Duchy of Tuscany started to reveal some weaknesses.
The Congregation of the Inquisition was satisfied that whatever it was, the nuns were not victims of witchcraft or demonic possession.
He has demonstrated the development of skeptical attitudes and stricter standards of evidence required by the Congregation of the Inquisition acting in Carpi.
Perhaps the greatest surprise to emerge from this new material is the dogged resistance of the congregation of the Inquisition to the papal will.
It was transformed into the Congregation of the Inquisition, also known as the Holy Office, in 1542 and thereafter is best known for its prosecution of Galileo.
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