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The Spanish Inquisition (...) involved torture and the Catholic Church. But why? Who was on the receiving end of that torture? The Spanish Inquisition was just one of several inquisitions that occurred between the 12th and 19th centuries. In addition to the term being used for the historical events, the word "inquisition" refers to the tribunal court system used by both the Catholic Church and some Catholic monarchs to root out, suppress and punish heretics. 
In the early 16th Century, to combat the rising levels of religious unorthodoxy, the Pope ordered Cardinal Ximinez to call the Catholic Church's grand army and move throughout Spain, and to use whatever means necessary to eradicate non-Catholics.
Weapons of the InquisitionEdit
- Surprise, chief weapon
- Ruthless efficiency
- An almost fanatical devotion to the Pope
- Red robes