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Mark wrote:

Hi, guys —

  • Can you tell me if any popes during the Inquisition ever spoke out against the Inquisition?
  • If so, which ones did and if possible, could you provide sources?

I am writing a book about Christianity and would like to address this question but have had difficulty finding information.

Thanks very much for your help.

Kind Regards,


  { Can you tell me if any popes during the Inquisition ever spoke out against the Inquisition? }

Eric replied:

Hi, Mark —

  • Which Inquisition? <There were several.>
  • The Spanish Inquisition?

If so, I recommend this book, by a Jew:

Inquisition And Society in Spain in the 16th and 17th Centuries (1985)
by Henry Kamen

I don't know the answer to your question but it would likely be in the book.


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