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Pedro de Arbues was not cannonized until the nineteenth century, although he was murdered in 1485 by a group of wealthy and influential New Christians guilty of Judaizing. They hired a professional assassin by the name of Victor Durango to do the job. Pedro was saying prayers in front of the main altar of the La Seo, the cathedral in Saragossa, when he was stabbed in the back multiple times and left to die.
"He was very quickly made a saint by popular acclaim" Pedro de Arbués died in 1485 and was made a saint in 1867...
A title like Flesh Inferno: Atrocities of Torquemada and the Spanish Inquisition doesn't look like the most balanced book to look for information...
- Neither does the Catholic Encyclopedia. Using it to state that "not a single sentence of death can be traced to him" is naive to say the least. The church never directly ordered inquisition executions, the sentences were left to the secular states so the church could keep its hands clean. --CrisDias 17:08, 3 January 2007 (UTC)
- This needs to be fixed without delay. Badagnani 02:44, 10 May 2007 (UTC)
I am working on making this article more balanced. Thank you! --Polylerus 18:46, 27 June 2006 (UTC)
He was not stabed in the back, which implies a cowardly act. He was stabbed in the neck because he was armored under his robes and that was the only unprotected spot. The underlying political matters that fueled this time period were money and power motivated, both by the church as well as Spain. All money and holdings of the accused were taken and split between the church and state. This as a prime example of what happens when church and state are co-mingled. 22.214.171.124 05:52, 12 May 2007 (UTC)
Date of death
According to the Jewish Encyclopedia, Pedro de Arbués was killed on September 15 (link) not on September 17 as the Catholic Encyclopedia says (link). There's a third source so we can resolve this issue? PeterCantropus (talk) 21:23, 25 May 2012 (UTC)
Is there a reason why Pedro de Arbues was beatified and canonized by the Catholic church? Kind of controversial as this saint was an inquisitor, who were against of "heretics" (crypto-jews and muslims). Kind of like the Saint James Matamoros, who is a mythical saint that quote-unquote "fought" in the mythical Battle of Clavijo that slayed moorish armies.