Wars of Religion

But the aftermath of this schism brings nearly three centuries of war between European Catholic and Protestant royalty fighting for supremacy and territorial control. France denounces all religion, murdering several hundred priests, and exiling 30,000 others. In the end, its atheistic regime kills approximate 40,000 people. (John 17:23)

Religion Wars. Capture of Godesberg in 1583 (circa 1590), by Frans Hogenberg. Public Domain.