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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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.
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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