Religion 1350 up to 1400

Grave of the pirest Bernhard Stenbrink <br> Rostock 1388 Grave of the pirest Bernhard Stenbrink
Rostock 1388

region Mecklenburg

The Roman-Catholic Church became rigid in its teaching. The clergy became increasingly secularised. A particular instrument of sovereignty became the Inquisition with its trials against alleged heretics, witches and sorcerers. This applied in many cases to the surviving natural religious beliefs of the Slavs, which were described as "superstitions."

Grabplatte für den Mönch Albert Schinkel im Kloster Eldena, 1397 Grave slab for the monk Albert Schinkel in the Eldena Abbey, 1397

region Western Pomerania

The Roman-Catholic Church became rigid in its teaching. The clergy became increasingly secularised. A particular instrument of sovereignty became the Inquisition with its trials against alleged heretics, witches and sorcerers.  The Inquisitor Petrus Zwicker has at least 443 Waldensians sentenced to death in mass trials organised in Stettin from 1392 to 1394. This applied in many cases to the surviving natural religious beliefs of the Slavs, which were described as "superstitions."