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5th Nov '17 6:05:40 PM PaulA
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** In ''The Prince Commands'', Michael finds the enemy in the cathedral. They murder the bishop, and he refuses to honor their claim of sanctuary on that ground.

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** In ''The Prince Commands'', ''Literature/ThePrinceCommands'', Michael finds the enemy in the cathedral. They murder the bishop, and he refuses to honor their claim of sanctuary on that ground.
30th Oct '17 1:28:42 AM PaulA
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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/TheZeroStone'', Jern flees the HumanSacrifice and his mentor's murderers to a location protected by a godling. It's a classic sanctuary: anyone, regardless of crime, may find shelter there.

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* Creator/AndreNorton:
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In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/TheZeroStone'', Jern flees the HumanSacrifice and his mentor's murderers to a location protected by a godling. It's a classic sanctuary: anyone, regardless of crime, may find shelter there.
1st Jun '17 12:47:32 PM thatother1dude
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* Happens several times in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' with innocents running to the nearest church to escape whatever demons happen to be roaming around. [[CrapsackWorld Unsurprisingly]] this fails more often than not. The only real time it worked was in Enoch village during the troll invasion, where at first the trolls managed to easily get into the church, but were chased off by the little witch Schierke's magical barrier.

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* Happens several times in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' with innocents running to the nearest church to escape whatever demons happen to be roaming around. [[CrapsackWorld Unsurprisingly]] this fails more often than not. The Holy See isn't going to do much to protect from demons [[PathOfInspiration when their gods are actually those demons' bosses]]. The only real time it worked was in Enoch village during the troll invasion, where at first the trolls managed to easily get into the church, but were chased off by the little witch Schierke's magical barrier.
1st Jun '17 12:43:22 PM thatother1dude
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* It wasn't uncommon for this to be [[DefiedTrope defied]] in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, often by the Nazis. Forget hauling criminals out of churches, they would [[MoralEventHorizon trap people inside and ''burn the building down''!]]

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* It wasn't uncommon for this to be [[DefiedTrope defied]] in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, often by the Nazis. Forget hauling criminals out of churches, they would [[MoralEventHorizon trap people inside and ''burn the building down''!]]
down''!
27th May '17 9:49:04 PM eowynjedi
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* In one episode of ''Series/{{Cadfael}}'', a minstrel named Liliwen flees an entire pack of wedding guests who think he's murdered the family patriarch. They all burst into the abbey in the middle of the monks singing vespers and he just manages to grab the altar cloth before the mob seizes him. The Abbot, after ShamingTheMob, grants the boy his forty days of safety inside abbey walls while Brother Cadfael starts his usual investigations. Liliwen complicates things for himself when he ''leaves'', cloaked, to escort his sweetheart home after dark, and a murder happens to take place during that time.
9th Apr '17 7:55:37 AM CheeseDogX
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* In ''Film/TheSixthSense'', Malcolm follows Cole to a church. He explains the concept of sanctuary to the boy as a way of breaking the ice.
22nd Jan '17 4:43:11 PM Xtifr
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* In the SteeleyeSpan song "John of Ditchford", the title character claims sanctuary at Wooten Church after killing Henry Felip. The church coroner tells him he must accept exile, and so he takes a heavy cross (indicating he's still under sanctuary) and heads for the coast. He gets a mile before being killed, presumably by Henry's son, who's already killed the other members of the gang.

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* In the SteeleyeSpan Music/SteeleyeSpan song "John of Ditchford", the title character claims sanctuary at Wooten Church after killing Henry Felip. The church coroner tells him he must accept exile, and so he takes a heavy cross (indicating he's still under sanctuary) and heads for the coast. He gets a mile before being killed, presumably by Henry's son, who's already killed the other members of the gang.
1st Jan '17 7:05:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''AmericanGothic'' plays around with this trope in the episode "Inhumanitas,". Caleb believes he will be safe from Buck's evil influence by taking shelter in the church, but the sheriff not only has no issues whatsoever stepping into the sanctuary and relentlessly pursuing his attempts to corrupt the boy, but he is even able to [[spoiler:exert DemonicPossession on him]], proving [[GoodIsImpotent how little the forces of holiness can touch him]]...until Merlyn [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome lays a delicious smackdown on him]]. The fact that the parish priest had [[DealWithTheDevil sold his soul]] and was attempting to break free of the deal may have had something to do with why Buck was first untouchable, then vulnerable.

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* ''AmericanGothic'' ''Series/AmericanGothic1995'' plays around with this trope in the episode "Inhumanitas,". Caleb believes he will be safe from Buck's evil influence by taking shelter in the church, but the sheriff not only has no issues whatsoever stepping into the sanctuary and relentlessly pursuing his attempts to corrupt the boy, but he is even able to [[spoiler:exert DemonicPossession on him]], proving [[GoodIsImpotent how little the forces of holiness can touch him]]...until Merlyn [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome lays a delicious smackdown on him]]. The fact that the parish priest had [[DealWithTheDevil sold his soul]] and was attempting to break free of the deal may have had something to do with why Buck was first untouchable, then vulnerable.
25th Dec '16 6:59:28 PM TheBigBopper
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* Happens several times in ''Anime/{{Berserk}}'' with innocents running to the nearest church to escape whatever demons happen to be roaming around. [[CrapsackWorld Unsurprisingly]] this fails more often than not. The only real time it worked was where at first the demons managed to easily get into the church, but were chased off by a magical barrier erected by a witch.

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* Happens several times in ''Anime/{{Berserk}}'' ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' with innocents running to the nearest church to escape whatever demons happen to be roaming around. [[CrapsackWorld Unsurprisingly]] this fails more often than not. The only real time it worked was in Enoch village during the troll invasion, where at first the demons trolls managed to easily get into the church, but were chased off by a the little witch Schierke's magical barrier erected by a witch.barrier.
30th Sep '16 4:49:26 PM JackG
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* ''Series/{{Lucifer}}''. PlayedForLaughs when Lucifer offers a priest a PlaceOfProtection. Cut to several nuns descending a staircase in what appears to be a candle-lit crypt...until they throw off their veils to reveal themselves as strippers in [[DenOfIniquity Lucifer's nightclub]]. Fortunately the priest is entirely unruffled by Lucifer's attempts to expose him to temptation.

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* ''Series/{{Lucifer}}''. PlayedForLaughs when Lucifer offers a priest a PlaceOfProtection. Cut to several nuns descending a staircase in what appears to be a candle-lit crypt...until they throw off their veils to reveal themselves as strippers in [[DenOfIniquity Lucifer's nightclub]]. Fortunately the priest is entirely unruffled by Lucifer's attempts to expose him to temptation.
temptation. Lucifer incidentally can walk into a church no problem (he is an angel, after all).
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