A Certain Magical Index/Characters/Roman Catholic Church

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The Roman Catholic Church as portrayed in this series, as well as the characters associated with them. It is the largest faction in the Magic Side, consisting of 2 billion followers worldwide.

Please note that the author has taken several liberties in portraying the religion (to the point where the anime calls it "Roman Orthodox" instead of Roman Catholic), and is in no way meant to resemble the actual faith accurately.

The Pope

Pope Matthai Reese

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Voiced by: Masafumi Kimura


The current Pope of The Roman Catholic Chuch and head of the Vatican. While he appears to be in complete control, he's something of a puppet to Fiamma of the Right. That said, he's not fully content to play second fiddle...

  • And I Must Scream / Fate Worse Than Death: What he tried to do to Fiamma of the Right after Fiamma told him his plan. Key word being tried.
  • Badass Beard
  • Cool Old Guy: Despite being the Pope, he still believes in the greater good -- trying to save lives, even at the risk of the Roman Catholic Church completely losing its ground to the Anglican Church.
  • Corrupt Church: A reasonable leader who unfortunately has to control minions whose actions at times are...questionable, to say the least.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: While he doesn't die from the blow, he does save Vatican City and a large majority of Rome from Fiamma's attack.
  • Expy: Artist notes indicate that his appearance is based on Gandalf
  • The Pope: ...Pretty obvious, this one.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: Ironically, he is the only good and the most sane and reasonable leader of all the magic factions. And most of what he does, like investigating Touma, are for the safety of the church. Thank God he's in charge compared to his subordinates.
    • Somewhat subverted. He is ultimately Fiamma's puppet; it's he who has the most power within the Church, that is until he attacks the Vatican.
  • Unwitting Pawn: To Fiamma.
  • You're Insane!: To Fiamma of the Right at the end of Volume 16, after he tells the Pope his plan. Fiamma's response? Destroying St. Peter's Basilica.

God's Right Seat

Orsola Aquinas

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Voiced by: Aya Endo


A Roman Catholic Nun who is known for preaching in three different non-catholic countries which lead to a Church named after her being built in Japan. She is also skilled in decoding magical texts and at the start of the Orsola Aquinas Rescue Arc, she is kidnapped by the the Amakusa Church. In truth she is fleeing the Catholic church as they plan to execute her for trying to decode of the Book of Law even though her real goal is to destroy the book.

Agnese Sanctis

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Voiced by: Rie Kugimiya


A Roman Catholic Nun in charge of a large battalion of warrior nuns. She came to Japan to rescue Orsola Aquinas and ensure that the Book of Law is not read. In truth, she had no plans to save Orsola and intended to execute her in Japan because of the secrets she learns from the Book of Law. She makes a Heel Face Turn during the La Regina del Mare Adriatico arc, and is now under the care of Necessarius, along with her forces. During New Testament, she and her forces go back to the Roman Catholic Church.

  • Anime Hair: Multiple braids that bear a striking resemblance to dreadlocks from a distance.
  • Cute and Psycho: Innocent Fanservice Girl --> psycho religious nut. It's the second time Rie Kugimiya played a character with this trait.
  • Dangerously-Short Skirt
  • Fiery Redhead
  • Freudian Excuse: Her parents died when she was young, and she spent her childhood living on the streets. She became dedicated to the Roman Catholic Church for saving them from this fate.
  • Frickin' Laser Beams: She is the focus for the Fish of the Supper, the spell used by the Roman Catholic Church to defeat a Magic God. Fueled by the combined power of the Church's two billion believers, it manifests as a laser that passes through any cover and is so powerful that it breaks Touma's arm if he tries to negate it.
  • Gratuitous Italian: The chant for her Lotus Wand.

"Tutto paragone. Il quinto dei elementi. Ordina la canna che mostra pace ed ordina. Prima. Segua la legge di Dio ed una croce. Due Cose diverse sono connesse."


Agnese Forces

Two hundred fifty magic and combat-trained nuns under the command of Agnese Sanctis. After the La Regina del Mare Adriatico arc, they are assimilated under the care of Necessarius.


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Voiced by: Mariya Ise


One of the nuns of the Agnese forces. Her weapon is a giant carriage wheel derived from the execution of Saint Catherine of Alexandria which creates a storm of wooden stakes. She is often seen with Angelene.


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Voiced by: Azusa Kataoka


One of the nuns of the Agnese forces. Her weapon is several coin bags which she can move around, derived from Saint Matthew the tax collector. She is often seen with Lucia.

Ridovia Lorenzetti

The Mardi Gras

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Voiced by: Rei Sakuma


A Roman Catholic radical, she hired Oriana Thomson and stole the "Croce di Pietro" in a bid to use its power to convert the whole of Academy City into Roman Catholics. Following Oriana's defeat, she was promptly schooled by Laura Stuart aboard a private jet while trying to make her getaway. She is currently in the custody of the Anglican Church and Necessarius.

Biagio Busoni

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Voiced by: Norio Wakamoto


A ruthless Bishop who sees the glory of the Roman Catholic Church as everything, willing to sacrifice the lives of anyone in order to preserve its name.