Ok ..But if THEY used the Church as their banner ..saying THEY were routing out heresy...WOULD that nit be heresy .<quoted text>
People who commit crimes or offenses against humanity are not automatically excommunicated, Ro.
Church teaching never required killing anyone. Did people do it? Yes, but not in accord with Church doctrine or dogma. They rationalized their actions via the Church. Bad actors.
Would monarchs in Spain or England or clergy have continued if These with excommunication.
If the hierarehy of the CHURCH WAS INDEED AGAINST killing in the Churches and God's name ..heresy imo....as,murder is a sin .
WOUld not the CHURCH have saved many many lives had Rome intervened.
The Vatican was not at all shy in making its wishes known..And they COUld have stopped all that killing with one true warning or excommunication.
Killing in God's name to me is NOT just a sin but blasphemes His Holy Name .
The CHURCH ..Vatican excommunicated Henry fir divorce ..But nit Mary or the Spaniards for torture and killing in God's name.
Sorry but it gives the appearance THat these monad c us and clergy were acting with CHURCH approval