01 Nov '07 17:02>3 edits
Let us name some of our favorite saints. I'll start with Saint Giovanni da Capistrano:
As legate, or inquisitor, he persecuted the last Fraticelli of Ferrara, the Jesuati of Venice, the Jews of Sicily, Moldavia and Poland, and, above all, the Hussites of Germany, Hungary and Bohemia.
John's oratory was not only used to inspire religious faith but to incite mobs to conduct the mass murders of Jews in different cities in Germany. For example, 41 Jews were burned in the city of Breslau, while 36 Jews were burned in the Berlin marketplace. In addition, the entire Jewish community of Liegnitz was burned to death because of John's incitement of mobs.
Since the calendar reform following the Second Vatican Council his feast day has been returned to October 23.