Joan of Arc innocence trial?

Isabelle Romee (Joan's mother) declared Joan's innocence how?


Who was responsible for over throwing Joan's heresy trial (Isabelle Romee) by declaring her innocence and how?

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    The appeals court of the Holy See overthrew the judgement of heresy.

    After Joan's death Isabelle Romée spent the rest of her life restoring her daughter's name.

    She petitioned Pope Nicholas V to reopen the court case that had convicted Joan of heresy.

    An inquiry finally opened in 1449.

    On 7 November 1455, after the reign of Pope Callixtus III had begun, she travelled to Paris to visit the delegation from the Holy See. Although she was over seventy years old she addressed the assembly with a moving speech. It began, "I had a daughter, born in legitimate marriage, whom I fortified worthily with the sacraments of baptism and confirmation and raised in the fear of God and respect for the tradition of the Church," and ended, "…without any aid given to her innocence in a perfidious, violent, and iniquitous trial, without a shadow of right… they condemned her in a damnable and criminal fashion and made her die most cruelly by fire."

    The appeals court overturned the conviction on 7 July 1456.

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