Holy Church

The hidden side of the prominent religion whose name means “universal.” In Tsukihime, it is referred to merely as “The Church.”
Those who teach the word of God do not acknowledge things which run counter to their doctrine. Though the public face of the Church simply treats these heresies as if they do not exist at all, there were zealots within the organization who felt they should be dealt with more proactively.
This enormous division that specializes in the hunting of heresy is known as the Holy Church.
They lead the devil exterminators called Executors, and exist for just two reasons: to completely expunge all heresy, and to properly manage those mysteries that are beyond human control.
Naturally, they are on bad terms with the Association, which seeks to conceal magecraft, and the two have crossed swords time and time again. (At present the two have reached a tenuous agreement, and overt hostilities have, at least for now, come to an end.)
However, their real enemies are the monsters known as “blood-suckers.” For the sake of combatting this greater threat, they have even been known to cooperate with the Association on occasion.
Kotomine is an executor attached to the Assembly of the Eighth Sacrament, the agency tasked with the management and recovery of holy relics.
The preeminently skilled warriors, the executors. The knights stationed at each individual church. And, the monsters of the Burial Agency, which headquarters does their best to keep hidden.
With these forces at their disposal, the Holy Church is the largest organization in the world of Fate/stay night, and the greatest enemy of those who can no longer be called human.

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The hidden side of the prominent religion whose name means “universal.” In Tsukihime, it is referred to merely as “The Church.”
Those who teach the word of God do not acknowledge things which run counter to their doctrine. Though the public face of the Church simply treats these heresies as if they do not exist at all, there were zealots within the organization who felt they should be dealt with more proactively. This enormous division that specializes in the hunting of heresy is known as the Holy Church.
They lead the devil exterminators called Executors, and exist for just two reasons: to completely expunge all heresy, and to properly manage those mysteries that are beyond human control. Naturally, they are on bad terms with the Association, which seeks to conceal magecraft, and the two have crossed swords time and time again. (At present the two have reached a tenuous agreement, and overt hostilities have, at least for now, come to an end.) However, their real enemies are the monsters known as “bloodsuckers.” For the sake of combatting this greater threat, they have even been known to cooperate with the Association on occasion.
Also, there are various jurisdictions within the Church as well. The Burial Agency, which Ciel belongs to, are like the elite commandos of heresy hunting.
Arcueid, Roa, and Ciel all have deep ties to the Church, but since Tsukihime is set in the Far East outside of the Church’s influence, it serves as little more than a backdrop to the story’s events.

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The hidden side of the prominent religion whose name means “universal.” In Tsukihime, it is referred to merely as “The Church.”
Those who teach the word of God do not acknowledge things which run counter to their doctrine. Though the public face of the Church simply treats these heresies as if they do not exist at all, there were zealots within the organization who felt they should be dealt with more proactively. This enormous division that specializes in the hunting of heresy is known as the Holy Church.
They lead the devil exterminators called Executors, and exist for just two reasons: to completely expunge all heresy, and to properly manage those mysteries that are beyond human control.
Naturally, they are on bad terms with the Association, which seeks to conceal magecraft, and the two have crossed swords time and time again. However, their real enemies are the monsters known as “bloodsuckers.” For the sake of combatting this greater threat, they have even been known to cooperate with the Association on occasion.
Also, there are various jurisdictions within the Church as well. The Burial Agency, which Ciel belongs to, are like the elite commandos of heresy hunting.

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The organization that ran contrary to the “universal tolerance” of the religion.
Preaching the word of God, they absolutely did not tolerate anything against the doctrine. Although on the surface they denied the existence of “heretics,” within the ranks there existed some who rejected heretics with unmatched fervor. They turned “heretic hunting” into a profession, and a immense department was established for this purpose.
“Executors” were individuals with the power to vanquish Demons. They physically eliminated things that did not exist in the Lord’s teachings. On the other hand, Exorcists were individuals in the clergy who tolerated the existence of Demons, but merely temporarily repelled them.

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One of the two big religions in the world.
Although the Holy Church somewhat lost its religious foundation due to the effects of the Great Collapse (the pole shift), it developed a new policy and adjusted its trajectory, and within the world of EXTRA maintains considerable power and influence.
On one hand there is the Holy Church, that praises the miracles that come from their holy one.
On the other hand there is the Mage’s Association, that aims to uncover all the mysteries related to man.
The battle between these two great forces form the backbone of Fate/stay night, however within the world of EXTRA the victor has already been determined as the Holy Church.
Well, even with that being said the Holy Church has changed since the time of its founding, and Cardinal Laurentis, who usually specializes in trickery and working behind the scenes, has begrudgingly accepted to become the Pope.
Purportedly the reason that he doesn’t want to become the Pope is because, “I’m such an atrocious fellow that it’s ridiculous to think that I could be the successor of the Pope.”

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Major religion that figuratively divides the world in two. While the Mage’s Association strive for mysteries as humans, the Church hails the miracles of God. The Church works to eliminate all heresies; Dead Apostles included.

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