The Inquisition remained active until 1834, especially in Central and South America, where “heathen” natives were tortured and burned for crimes against the true faith, such as, “not believing in it”.
Mayan scribes in Central America wrote,
“Before the coming of the Spaniards, there was no robbery or violence. The Spanish invasion was the beginning of tribute, the beginning of church dues, and the beginning of strife.”
Catholic fathers of the mission of San Francisco burned many Indian “witches” before the tribes were sufficiently subdued to accept God’s Word.
Henry Charles Lea said,
“An inquisitor seems to have been regarded as a necessary portion of the missionary outfit.”