Congregation of the Inquisition


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Noun1.Congregation of the Inquisition - an inquisition set up in Italy in 1542 to curb the number of Protestants; "it was the Roman Inquisition that put Galileo on trial"
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Yet the author's resistance against the violations of intellectual, political and personal freedom, perpetrated against him by the Tuscan representatives of the Congregation of the Inquisition, is always balanced through a profoundly illuministic spirit of rational pragmatism.
Not until 1538 when the convent was in turmoil did the Congregation of the Inquisition in Rome intervene and hear the case.
Established by Pope Paul IV in 1557, the Index was first published by the Congregation of the Inquisition two years later.

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