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The Da Vinci Code
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  • The Holy See worked hard to retain a veil of mystery, even for its highest clergy.
  • Malleus Maleficarum—or The Witches’ Hammer—indoctrinated the world to "the dangers of freethinking women" and instructed the clergy how to locate, torture, and destroy them.
  • Not a fan of the current papal administration, Aringarosa, like most conservative clergy, had watched with grave concern as the new Pope settled into his first year in office.
  • Nonetheless, he is correct about the modern clergy believing these opposing documents are false testimony.
  • Why would members of the Catholic clergy murder Priory members in an effort to find and destroy documents they believe are false testimony anyway?
  • Yes, the clergy in Rome are blessed with potent faith, and because of this, their beliefs can weather any storm, including documents that contradict everything they hold dear.

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  • Under labor law, the clergy can be required to uphold the beliefs of the religion they have chosen.
  • She was looking clean as clergy.
    Robert Newton Peck  --  A Day No Pigs Would Die

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