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    Wednesday, December 21, 2005

    Catholics behaving badly


    http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1134309622261&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

    Some fled, but those who stayed were subjected to humiliating public baptisms. They were designated "New Christians" or "Marranos," Iberian slang for pigs. Even then, they remained at risk from religious persecution. In 1506, some 3,000 Jews were massacred in Lisbon.

    The royal edict forced the Jewish faith underground, while publicly Jews performed Catholic rituals.

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