The Vatican lists The Spanish Inquisition as the favourite of all inquisitions.
When a poll was taken amongst Catholics, the Spanish Inquisition is still named the favorite of all the inquisitions.
Throughout the years there have been several times when the Catholic Church has tried to wipe out various other religions in the name of Jesus Christ. But the favourite of all the times for the Catholic Church was the Spanish Inquisition.
"He has a way about him. He could torture a Jew with his left hand, a Muslim with his right, and still talk about what he had for dinner." regaled Arch Bishop Gus Urageistwelve, "Truly remarkable. They knew how to convert a heathen back them. Now it's all political correctness and equality. I miss the old days."
The Tribunal of the Holy Office of the Inquisition (Spanish: Tribunal del Santo Oficio de la Inquisición), commonly known as the Spanish Inquisition (Spanish: Inquisición española), was established in 1478 by Catholic Monarchs, KingFerdinand II of Aragon and Queen Isabella I of Castile. It was intended to maintain Catholic orthodoxy in their kingdoms and to replace the Medieval Inquisition, which was under Papal control. It became the most substantive of the three different manifestations of the wider Catholic Inquisition along with the Roman Inquisition and Portuguese Inquisition. The "Spanish Inquisition" may be defined broadly, operating in Spain and in all Spanish colonies and territories, which included the Canary Islands, the Kingdom of Naples, and all Spanish possessions in North, Central, and South America.
The star of the Spanish inquisition of course was Tomás de Torquemada, a mean bastard who wouldn't take no for an answer.
The Top Five Inquisitions According to the Pope are as Follows
5. The Portuguese Inquisition - 1536 - 1821
4. The Catholic Inquisition - 1250 - 1810
3. The Roman Inquisition 1542 - 1850
2. The Peruvian Inquisition - 1570 - 1820
1. The Spanish Inquisition - 1478 - 1834