While victims of the witch trials have been often tried by courts that weren’t immediately linked to the church, some argue that the church can be guilty because of the nature of the accusations throughout such proceedings.
Catholic clergymen in the German metropolis of Eichstätt have just lately acknowledged the demise of round 400 individuals who have been tortured and killed there between the fifteenth and the 18th century after being accused of witchery, The Independent experiences.
Having promised to put in a memorial plaque, Gregor Maria Hanke, the city’s bishop, described the occasions as a “bleeding wound in the history of our church,” with the newspaper mentioning that his church “has kept its mouth quite firmly shut on the matter for 400 or so years.”
While victims of witch trials have been often tried by courts that weren’t immediately linked to the church, the newspaper notes, campaigners say the church can be guilty, due “to the doctrine about witches and the devil” getting used throughout such proceedings.
Hegeler additionally added that again then, individuals who turned away from Catholicism have been “labelled as being in a league with the devil” and it labored.