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ISSUE: What role did the Inquisition play in the Catholic Church? RESPONSE: According to Pope John Paul II, “The Inquisition belongs to a tormented phase in the history of the Church, which … Christians [should] examine in a spirit of sincerity and open mindedness.” To assess the Inquisition properly we must distinguish between the principle which undergirded it, and the actions of those responsible for implementing the principle. The principle—that the Church must guard the faith against deviations—is an obligation of Divine Law (cf. Mt. 18:18; 2 Tim. 1:14). The actions taken to implement the process sometimes were questionable and … Continue reading