A sombre anniversary to remember in the sad history of Jewish-Christian relations –
12 February Auto da Fe in Seville(1481) and Toledo (1486)
On February 12, 1481 in Seville twelve conversos were burned alive for allegedly practicing Judaism in the first recorded Auto da Fe (Act of Faith).
On February 12, 1486 In Toledo some 750 Conversos were paraded through the streets of Toledo from the Church of San Pedro Martir to the cathedral in order to be reconciled to the Christian faith. In the Auto Da Fe at Toledo the Jews were forced to recant, fined 1/5 of their property and permanently forbidden to wear decent clothes or hold office.
The Auto da Fe (Act of Faith) combined the judicial ceremony of the Inquisition with vociferous sermons. An individual could be denounced for having lapsed back into his old religion or committing heresy. The inquisition accused people of backsliding or heresy for actions such as not eating pig (for whatever reason), washing…
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