Andrew Mobbs (mobbsy) wrote,
Andrew Mobbs

Listening to Maiden's Montségur caused me to be vaguely curious about what the official Catholic position on the suppression of the Albigensian heresy was.

Hm… in summary it seems to be “well, maybe a few mistakes were made, but they were mostly the fault of temporal powers, not the church, and anyway the intentions were right. Oh and we never said «Tuez-les tous, Dieu reconnaîtra les siens.»”

(Oddly, Maiden have that phrase in the song, despite the massacre at Montségur happening about 34 years after Arnaud-Amaury allegedly gave the command at Béziers).

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