Roman Catholic slaughter of 75,000 French Protestant Huguenots in Paris and France in 1572
"It is under the inspiration of those diabolical laws of Rome, that 75,000 Protestants were massacred, the night and following of St. Bartholomew."
Charles Chiniquy, 1886
French-Canadian Ex-Catholic Priest (became born-again Christian and left Roman Catholicism)
Fifty Years in the Church of Rome (www.chick.com/catalog/catholicism.asp)
"In France the Protestants, called "Huguenots," were gaining wealth and political power. Admiral Gaspard de Coligny was their leader. The Jesuits with that she-wolf, Catherine de Medici, [ Catholic ] Queen Regent of France, plotted their destruction. On August 24, 1572 the murderous frenzy began. Admiral Coligny bravely resisted his assassins but to no avail. He was murdered and his head was sent as a trophy to the [ Roman Catholic ] Cardinal of Lorraine who had been educated, or rather brainwashed, by the Jesuits in Flanders. Rome celebrated, struck a coin commemorating the "great victory" and sang her "Te Deums."
[selected emphasis added]
Vatican Assassins, by Eric Jon Phelps (June 2004 ed.), pp. 108-111.
Block I - (1540-1773), Chapter 2, The Jesuits - 1572
St. Bartholomew's Massacre
Assassination of Admiral Gaspard de Coligny
St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre in Paris, France - August 24, 1572
François Dubois (1529-1584)
Reproduction of La Saint-Barthélemy, ca. 1572-84
Photo: J.C. Ducret, Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne
The famous painting of the Saint Bartholomew's Day massacre in Paris on 24 August 1572 depicts scenes from the most notorious incident in the French wars of religion and one of the most striking examples of the extremes of religious intolerance in the age. The Huguenot (French Calvinist) painter, François Dubois is reputed to have been an eyewitness to the massacre of thousands of his fellow Huguenots on the streets of Paris.
Painting by François Dubois, a Huguenot painter, ... "he depicts Coligny's body hanging out of a window at the rear to the right. To the left rear, Catherine de' Medici is shown emerging from the Louvre to inspect a heap of bodies."
^ Knecht, pp. 51-2;Robert Jean Knecht in The French Religious Wars 1562-1598, Osprey Publishing, 2002, ISBN 1841763950
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