Pope Gregory XV Issues Last Papal Ordinance Against Witchcraft

Pope Gregory XV Issues Last Papal Ordinance Against Witchcraft

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Pope Gregory XV issues the papal bull Omnipotentis Dei, the last papal ordinance against witchcraft.

Gregory's ordinance lessens the punishments for witchcraft and restricted the use of the death penalty to cases where accused witches are "proved to have entered into a compact with the devil, and to have committed homicide with his assistance".

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