HOSTILE AREA This includes nations or large areas of nations where governments consistently attempt to provide protection for the Christian population but where Christians are routinely persecuted by family, friends, neighbors or political groups because of their witness.
Their headquarters then moved to Limassol on the island of Cyprus,  and they also attempted to maintain a garrison on tiny Arwad Islandjust off the coast from Tortosa. Their tragic end In the trial of the Templars two phases must be distinguished: Such were the Middle Ageswhen prejudice was so vehement that, to destroy an adversary, men did not recoil Knights templar inventing the most criminal charges.
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The sergeants, or serving-brothers, who were usually from lower social classes, made up the majority of members.
Similar occult conspiracy theories were also used by writers of fiction in the 20th and 21st centuries. As the main support staff, they wore black or brown robes and were partially garbed in chain mail or plate mail.
The second disadvantage of this secrecy was, that it gave an opportunity to the enemies of the Templars, and they were numerous, to infer from this mystery every conceivable malicious supposition and base on it the monstrous imputations.
At the siege of Safedat which ninety Templars met death, eighty others were taken prisonersand, refusing to deny Christdied martyrs to the Faith.
As early as the clergy of the Holy Land tried to restrain the exorbitant privileges of the military ordersbut in Rome every objection was set aside, the result being a growing antipathy on the part of the secular clergy against these orders.
This innovative arrangement was an early form of banking and may have been the first formal system to support the use of cheques ; it improved the safety of pilgrims by making them less attractive targets for thieves, and also contributed to the Templar coffers.
The culpability of single personswhich was looked upon as established, did not involve the guilt of the order. As an army they were never very numerous. In effect, the dissolution of the Templars could be seen as the merger of the two rival orders.
In Paris the royal treasure was kept in the Temple. Moreover, he succeeded in having the confessions of the accused confirmed in presence of the pope by seventy-two Templars, who had been specially chosen and coached beforehand.
Although the city of Jerusalem was relatively secure under Christian control, the rest of Outremer was not. The master protested and repudiated his confession and was burned at the stakethe last victim of a highly unjust and opportunistic persecution.
Carried on without the authorization of the popewho had the military orders under his immediate jurisdictionthis investigation was radically corrupt both as to its intent and as to its procedure.
Expanded Duties of the Knights Though its original purpose was to protect pilgrims from danger, the Knights Templar progressively expanded its duties. Christians Persecuted de Molay T The majority of the charges were identical to other people being tortured by the Inquisitors, with one exception: Karen Ralls has noted, "There is no mention of Baphomet either in the Templar Rule or in other medieval period Templar documents".
In this inquiry torture, the use of which was authorized by the cruel procedure of the age in the case of crimes committed without witnesseswas pitilessly employed. It was proposed anew in by Pope Nicholas IVwho called a general consultation on this point of the Christian states.
But after the Siege of Acre inthe Templars were forced to relocate their headquarters to the island of Cyprus.The Order of the Temple of Solomon, the original historical institution of the legendary Knights Templar, founded in AD, and fully restored as an independent sovereign subject of international law in AD, embodying the authentic Templar heritage.
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