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In general, ''sacrilege'' is the violation or injurious treatment of a sacred object or any transgression against the virtue of [[religion]].  
 
In general, ''sacrilege'' is the violation or injurious treatment of a sacred object or any transgression against the virtue of [[religion]].  
  
The [[Roman Catholic|Cathlolic Church]]<ref>[http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/13321a.htm Catholic Encyclopedia - Sacrilege]</ref> recognizes three kinds of sacrilege: personal, local, and real.
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The [[Roman Catholic|Catholic Church]]<ref>[http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/13321a.htm Catholic Encyclopedia - Sacrilege]</ref> recognizes three kinds of sacrilege: personal, local, and real.
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Latest revision as of 07:08, 8 October 2009

Sacrilege (from the Latin sacrilegium meaning robbing a temple - sacer, sacred, and legere, to purloin or steal.)

In general, sacrilege is the violation or injurious treatment of a sacred object or any transgression against the virtue of religion.

The Catholic Church[1] recognizes three kinds of sacrilege: personal, local, and real.

References

  1. Catholic Encyclopedia - Sacrilege