R1050-8 Papal Love For The Bible And For Protestants

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PAPAL LOVE FOR THE BIBLE AND FOR PROTESTANTS

A large number of copies of the Bible were recently burned in Barcelona, Spain, by order of the government—of course at the instigation of the Church of Rome. The following, translated from the Catholic Banner, the organ of Papacy there, shows that they approved and appreciated the action. It said:—

„Thank God, we at last have turned towards the times when those who propagated heretical doctrines were punished with exemplary punishment. The re-establishment of the Holy Tribunal of the Inquisition must soon take place. Its reign will be more glorious and fruitful in results than in the past. Our Catholic heart overflows with faith and enthusiasm; and the immense joy we experience as we begin to reap the fruit of our present campaign, exceeds all imagination. What a day of pleasure will that be for us when we see Anti-clericals writhing in the flames of Inquisition!”

To encourage another crusade, the same paper says:—

„We believe it right to publish the names of those holy men under whose hands so many sinners suffered, that good Catholics may venerate their memory:—

By Torquemada—
Men and women burnt alive,………. 10,220
Burnt in effigy,……………….. 6,840
Condemned to other punishments,….. 97,371

By Diego Deza—
Men and women burnt alive,………. 2,592
Burnt in effigy,……………….. 829
Condemned to other punishments,….. 32,952

By Cardinal Jiminez de Cisneros—
Men and women burnt alive,………. 3,564
Burnt in effigy,……………….. 2,232
Condemned to other punishments,….. 48,059

By Adrian de Florencia
Men and women burnt alive,………. 1,620
Burnt in effigy,……………….. 560
Condemned to other punishments,….. 21,835
Total number of men and women burnt alive under the ministry of 45 holy Inquisitor-Generals,….. 35,534
Total number burnt in effigy,……. 18,637
Total number condemned to other punishments,…………………293,533
Total,………………….347,704

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— July, 1888 —