The reasons for dislike of the Catholic Church to cats
• The reasons for hostility to the Catholic Church cats
In the Middle Ages many cats suffer from Catholics. They burned and tortured, thrown behind bars and into the fire, declared enemies of the human race and the minions of the devil. As cats murder caused the Black Death, and how to relate to the mustached modern church, read our material.
The ancient Egyptians worshiped cats. Sacred animal dedicated monuments their images adorned the temples. But comfortable life sacred animals has changed dramatically with the advent of Catholicism. Cats declared accomplices of the devil, and the Papal Inquisition persecuted mercilessly home favorite.
Pope Gregory IX did not welcome torture. Therefore heretics were imprisoned, where appalling conditions of greatly reduced life expectancy. The Pope explained the Teutonic Order in the Crusades, seeking to expand the flock from Scandinavia to the Pskov principality. Oddly enough, cats the first affected by the Papal Inquisition.
The war against the Catholic Church of the Middle Ages cats
It would seem that may be more common in the Catholic Church with the harmless animals. In the Middle Ages cats absented attributes heretical beliefs. In a special favor were purring black. The Inquisition considered them the epitome of the evil ones. Unfortunately, the German preacher and inquisitor Conrad of Marburg Crusades was not a "cat owner". The church inspector felt an extreme aversion to innocent animals.
zealously fulfilling the will of Pope Gregory IX, the preacher got evidence about the involvement of cats to the devil's offspring. Ostensibly they communicate directly with Satan. Of course, ridiculous confessions were extracted during the most severe torture. While the physical impact was not considered a "compulsion to testify." Any evidence took force.
Conrad of Marburg was fair description "satanic initiation of the people." Victims inquisitor admitted that black masses present a huge toad, which turned into a pale-faced man. To achieve initiation, heretics kissed the strange man.
It was believed that the devil kiss completely erased from the memory of the Church's commandments. At the end of the initiation of a black cat appeared, which was Satan himself. Black Mass ended with a general orgy.
In the crusade against the Cats defeated the rat
Creepy testimony marked the beginning of persecution of cats, and along with the owners of pets. Decimation humming resulted in a dominance rats, which are a carrier of dangerous diseases. In the mid-1300s Europe has covered the plague, and destroyed more than 60 million people. Terrible pandemic has not stopped hunting cats. Preachers declared that Satan had brought the plague and called for the extermination of cats more diligently.
On this trouble is not ended cats. In the 1400s they declared accomplices of evil witches. Pope Innocent VIII ordered to destroy the witches with their cats.
In the Middle Ages in Europe, there was an unusual holiday Kattenstoet, which is still celebrated in present-day Belgium. The apogee of the celebration was the burning of witches. Before that killed her cat, throwing the animal from the bell tower. Today the Belgians burn straw man, and from the tower throw a toy cat.
Our days: Cat in the Vatican
Over time, the Catholic Church left the cat alone. Modern preachers urge to burn sweet purring. On the contrary, many cats live in the Vatican. Previously, they were spoiled trendy outfits. However, prudent Pope Francis considered it a waste of money.
By the way, the Catholic Church honors St. Anthony -. Hermit, patron saint of domesticated animals. In Madrid, there is a church named Anthony the Great. Day of Remembrance of associate - on 17 January. Every year on this day, after a solemn mass temple abbot blessed cats, dogs and other animals, which are abundant bring parishioners.