|The Arms of the Dominicans|
|What do we do with Waldensian witches?|
Peter did so well preaching that he was sent to Rome to study more deeply. Pope Innocent VI appointed him Inquisitor General for the Piedmont region, a title that conjures sinister associations today but was a highly respected (though feared) position back then. Peter pursued his responsibilities with vigor. I cannot say whether he tortured and killed suspects or merely questioned and argued with them, but to say that he was not beloved of the Waldensians is understatement. In 1365 he was staying at the Franciscan monastery in Susa, about thirty-five miles west of Torino. A few men arrived at the gate, saying they had some important information for the IG. Peter went to speak with them, but they quickly surrounded him and stabbed him to death. Then they fled into the countryside where fellow Waldensians were sure to harbor them.
|Santo Domingo, Torino: final resting place|