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Knights Templar to May Be Vindicated

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Source: Reuters

The cursed and embattled Knights Templar have been fodder for literary works for centuries. Burned at the stake for heresy after confessions likely given under duress, the Knights Templar mythology has become legendary. The Vatican is releasing trial documents regarding the accusations of the Order’s heresy and sexual misconduct. These are documents which have been kept secret for 700 years. The reproduction of the minutes “Processus Contra Templarios — Papal Inquiry into the Trial of the Templars” has a $8,333.00 price tag. Only 799 copies have been made.

The Knights Templar amassed a great deal of wealth. King Philip the IV of France accused the group of heresy. In a document discovered in 2001, it appears that Pope Clement V disputed the charges, believing instead that while the Knights Templar may have been involved in other sins such as sodomy, violence, abuse, they were not heretics.

Source: Reuters

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6 Comments

  1. Robin
    Oct 12, 2007 @ 10:55:25

    while the Knights Templar may have been involved in other sins such as . . . violence, abuse, they were not heretics.

    Well, that’s a load off my mind! Abuse and violence but not heresy!

  2. Laura Vivanco
    Oct 12, 2007 @ 14:07:55

    The cursed and embattled Knights Templar have been fodder for literary works for centuries. […] Papal Inquiry into the Trial of the Templars” has a $8,333.00 price tag. Only 799 copies have been made.

    The Knights Templar amassed a great deal of wealth.

    My flippant response is that with that price tag, and the way they’ve provided material for bestsellers, they’re still amassing a great deal of wealth, even if nowadays it isn’t for themselves.

  3. Shannon Stacey
    Oct 12, 2007 @ 14:39:23

    while the Knights Templar may have been involved in other sins such as sodomy, violence, abuse, they were not heretics

    So my m/m Templar inspirational is back on!

  4. Ann Bruce
    Oct 12, 2007 @ 16:52:59

    Sometimes it’s so embarrassing to be Roman Catholic. It was bad enough that the Church created taxes.

  5. Jackie L.
    Oct 12, 2007 @ 19:35:14

    Try being an ex-grape juicing foot washing Baptist. My ex-conference recently apologized for being the main financial support for the KKK for decades. I was only surprised they apologized, not that they did it.

  6. Kemet
    Oct 22, 2007 @ 17:53:41

    Is that not nice of the Papal See? We are let off sodomy, violence, abuse, but, oh, blessed be, we are not heretics.
    I see many knights. They are coming out of their graves. The armour grazes on the old battle wounds.
    I would posit that for a while we do not mention anything about the church at the moment.
    Allow the soldiers a moment of respite.
    After all, were they not the same men that fought furiously and fast for Jerusalem?
    Is it not Jerusalem that we still fight for?
    Jerusalem.
    That name hangs blessed with us.
    The mysteries surrounding the Order of the Knights Templar could soon be exposed after the Vatican announced the release of a key document which has not been seen for almost 700 years.

    The Vatican is planning publication of ‘Processus contra Templarios’, a book on the suppression of the Knights Templar, based on material from the Vatican Secret Archives.

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