Why was Menocchio executed?

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Why was Menocchio executed?
Answer:

  • Menocchio was a miller in Italy who began to read books that were available in his locality.
  • He reinterpreted the message of the Bible and formed his own views of God that enraged the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Menocchio was declared a heretic and ultimately executed.
  • The Roman Catholics then imposed severe controls over publishers and booksellers, and began to maintain an Index of Prohibited Books.