Council of Paderborn
|This article does not cite any sources. (September 2008) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)|
The Council of Paderborn of 785, debating the matter of the Christianization of the Saxons, resolved to make punishable by law all sorts of idolatry, as well as the belief in the existence of witchcraft. It ordered the death penalty for self-appointed witch-hunters who had caused the death of persons accused of witchcraft.