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WERE “ HERETICS” EVER BURNED ALIVE AT ROME?
OF THE PROCEEDINGS IN
THE ROMAN INQUISITION
TAKEN FROM THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT BROUGHT FROM ITALY
BY A FRENCH OFFICER, AND EDITED,
PARALLEL ENGLISH VERSION, AND ILLUSTRATIVE ADDITIONS,
REV. RICHARD GIBBINGS, M.A.,
RECTOR OF RAYMUNTERDONEY, IN THE DIOCESE OF RAPHOE.
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