And as I like to say: "The Vatican doesn't issue fatwas."
Right. They just give them a different name.
The Roman Catholic Inquisition was one of the greatest disasters ever to befall mankind. In the name of Jesus Christ, Catholic priests mounted an enormous effort to kill all "heretics" in Europe and Britain. Heretics is defined whichever way Rome wanted it defined; it ranged from people who disagreed with official policy, to Hermetic Philosophers [Black Magick Practitioners], to Jews, to Witches, and to the Protestant reformers.I know I'm going to get a "timeline" argument in rebuttal.
It ends right fucking here.