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LONDON: GILBERT & RIVINGTON, PRINTERS,

ST. JOHN'S SQUARE.

WERE “ HERETICS” EVER BURNED ALIVE AT ROME?

A REPORT

OF THE PROCEEDINGS IN

THE ROMAN INQUISITION

AGAINST

FULGENTIO MANFREDI;

TAKEN FROM THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT BROUGHT FROM ITALY

BY A FRENCH OFFICER, AND EDITED,

WITH A

PARALLEL ENGLISH VERSION, AND ILLUSTRATIVE ADDITIONS,

BY THE

REV. RICHARD GIBBINGS, M.A.,

RECTOR OF RAYMUNTERDONEY, IN THE DIOCESE OF RAPHOE.

LONDON:
JOHN PETHERAM, 94, HIGH HOLBORN.

1852

110. 33.97

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In the Dublin Review for June, 1850', in an article attributed to Cardinal Wiseman, it was boldly declared to be a “FACT,” that “the Roman Inquisition,—that is to say, the tribunal which was immediately subject to the control and direction of the Popes themselves in their own city,—has never been known to order the execution of capital punishment.” Is this a fact, or is the assertion

false ?

An opportunity shall now be afforded of determining this question by means of one example of what was nothing extraordinary until the object aimed at—the extinction of light—had been suffi

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