I was told about the Goa Inquisition, and I am horrified of the stories attributed to St. Francis and his involvement. As well as the fact that the Vatican seems to hide this Inquisition under the rug.
“Francis Xavier and Simão Rodrigues, two founder-members of the Society of Jesus were together in Lisbon before Francis Xavier left for India. Both were asked to assist spiritually the prisoners of the Inquisition and were present at the very first auto-da-fé celebrated in Portugal in September 1540, at which 23 were absolved and two were condemned to be burnt, including a French cleric. Hence, Francis Xavier could not have been unaware of the brutality of the Inquisition.”
I also found the following quotes from St. Francis very disturbing as well.
“I order that everywhere the temples of the false gods be pulled down and idols broken. I know not how to describe in words the joy I feel before the spectacle of pulling down and destroying the idols by the very people who formerly worshipped them.”
"I hereby order that in any area owned by my master, the king, nobody should construct a Hindu temple and such temples already constructed should not be repaired without my permission. If this order is transgressed, such temples shall be, destroyed and the goods in them shall be used to meet expenses of holy deeds, as punishment of such transgression.
@CatholicHere_Hi , the article you give us a link to says , ." Hence, Francis Xavier could not have been unaware of the brutality of the Inquisition.”
St Francis Xavier may have been aware of the brutality of the Goan Inquisition , but that does not make him responsible for it .
If you know anything about St Francis Xavier , you will know that one of his chief and consistent complaints was about the bad behaviour of the Portuguese colonists whose evils were hindering his evangelization .
The second half of your post is from a Hindhu piece on Facebook . I say no more .
It seems as though you may view the terms “Inquisition” and “Holocaust” in the same light. Not true in any sense of the word. Many books have been written on the subject. The Church has made mistakes in each of the nearly 2,000 years of her history. This does not mean that they are official teaching, and they must also never be looked it through 21st century goggles.
Question the sources, as truth rarely makes the news, while distortions and lies flash across the sky like lightning. Modern, anti-Christian revisionist history is popping up all over. To believe a claim simply because it is a claim can be the sin of credulity.
When the world attacks Christ’s Church, the first response should be to demand evidence, if not proof of the claims.
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