Throughout Europe, the number of wars, expulsions, massacres, and executions that accompanied the Reformation are almost beyond counting.
In August 1939, Hitler engaged in secret negotiations with Pope Pius XII, the existence of which the Vatican has eagerly kept hidden for eight decades.
Cortés, the leader of the Conquistadores, was another keen Christian. His record was even worse than that of Columbus.
Rampant corruption in the medieval Catholic Church triggered the Reformation, a never-ending bloodbath of Catholic-Protestant wars in Europe.
The torture of the pulley was called the first torture of the Inquisition. The victim was stripped and his hands tied behind his back.
To be broken on the rack, burning alive, and hanging drawing and quartering were all death by torture.
The Catholic Church has been the principal religious opponent to advances in birth control and abortion rights and access.
The Borgias were suspected of various murders. They employed cantarella, a variation of arsenic, which was dubbed "the liquor of succession".
Greek literature was preserved in the Greek Byzantine Empire, and was conveyed to Europe by the Jews and Moors.
The Catholic Church congratulated Hitler, and commanded the laity to be loyal to this regime, as it always did.