3 July 1247 Pope Innocent IV protects Jews from Blood Libel accusations #otdimjh


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3 July 1247 Pope Innocent IV issues Papal Bull to protect Jews from Blood Libel Accusations #otdimjh

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After the body of a two year old girl found in Velress (Vaucluse), France, was used as an excuse for plundering the surrounding area (March 27), Pope Innocent IV (who was semi-retired by Emperor Frederick II) issued the Papal Bull Lacrimabilem Judaeorum against blood libels and sent it throughout Germany and France.

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»Lacrimabilem Judaeorum Alamanniae recepimus questionem, quod nonnulli tam ecclesiastici, quam saeculares principes ac alii nobiles et potentes vestrarum civitatum et diocesum, ut eorum bona injuste dirpiant et usurpent, adversus ipsos impia consilia cogitantes et fingentes occasiones varias et diversas, non considerato prudenter, quod quasi ex archivio eorum christianae fidei testimonia prodierunt, scriptura divina inter alia mandata legis dicente «non occides», ac prohibente illos in solemnitate poschali quicquam morticinium ,non contingere, falso imponunt eisdem, quod in ipsa solemnitate se corde pueri communicant interfecti,

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