The Battle Of The Crusade

1541 WordsDec 12, 20147 Pages
the army rerouted to the Orthodox city of Constantinople. With just 15000 men, the crusade put the city with a population of 500000, under siege. The soldiers of the crusade were horribly cruel and killed people of the city. Their actions went against so much of what the Christian faith stood for that Pope Innocence renounced the crusades. He gave a statement about how evil had corrupted the original motives of the crusade. However, the reasons he gave for ending the crusade were because the soldiers were harming Christians. The Pope didn’t seem to care about the welfare of the Orthodox adherents. Just a decade later, Pope Innocent banded together another crusade to complete the goal of his first one. The venture was largely unsuccessful and resulted in the killing of many of the fighting Christians. There were several more crusades that were met with little success in the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries, but none of them had the degree of participants that the first four armies did. Fortunately, since then there have been no more Christian centered battles and hopefully the future does not hold any. The Catechism of the Catholic Church clearly states the terms that make war permissible. There must be an aggressor who is threatening grave and certain, there must be no way to avoid the enemies punishment, there must be a serious prospect of success, and you can not inflict more evil on your enemy than they were planning on doing to you. These rules follow what
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