But the winner was Newsnight's retiring inquisitor-general
Diogo de Sousa e Castro, (22) was appointed inquisitor-general; another two reached the dignity of mitred monsignor of the Patriarchate, which although more modest was not at that time-end of the first half of the eighteenth century -to be disregarded in the sum of ecclesiastical honours deserving greater social esteem.
Counsellors who had a seat there were chosen by the king from a list of three names drawn up by the Inquisitor-General. By royal influence the Consejo then began including two lay members of the Consejo de Castilla (1567) to which was later added a perpetual seat to be held by the Order of St.
"Perhaps we should call this an inquisition rather than an inquiry" - course announcer Milton Johns, off air, referring to the 20-minute 'stewards' that followed the tight finish fought out by Im Ova Ere Dad and Torquemada, the latter having been named after Spain's infamous first inquisitor-general
. The placings stood, but winning rider Tom Queally was banned for a day (Nov 9)
In 1769 he appointed his own brother, Paulo, a layman, as Inquisitor-General
. Meanwhile, Pombal had been able to end the persecution of Portuguese citizens of Jewish descent and to abolish black slavery in Portugal -- in both cases primarily for economic rather than humanitarian motives.
The BBC's inquisitor-general
was at his abrasive best as he had Tony Blair reeling on the ropes.
Moreover, the Archbishop of Goa and the Inquisitor-General exerted significant political power, at times frustrating Crown initiatives at reform due largely to the realities inherent in the Goan jingle: Vice-rei va, vice-rei vem, Padre Paulista sempre tem.
This body, usually comprised of several leading noblemen along with the Archbishop of Goa and the Inquisitor-General, had determined that the issue should be resolved by the letrados in Portugal in consultation with the religiosos in Goa.