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date: 20 August 2019

Holy Office. 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Author(s):
F. L. CrossF. L. Cross, E. A. LivingstoneE. A. Livingstone

The *Roman Congregation established in connection with the *Inquisition (q.v.) by *Paul III in 1542 to deal with heresy internationally. It came to be known as the ‘Congregatio Romanae et Universalis Inquisitionis’ or ‘Congregatio Sancti Officii’. Originally composed of six cardinals, it was reorganized, and the number raised to 13, by ... ...

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