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There Is No End

The Papal Inquisition is still with us, as the "Congregation for the Defence of the Faith" and still active in defending papal power; the Spanish Inquisition was a separate institution — an agency of the Spanish Government, not the Church — which was suppressed in 1834. The Inquisition first began as a series of inquisitions, local enquiries conducted by bishops as to the local heretics, in particular the Albigensian Cathars (who not really heretics, but a separate religion all together). more...