Tranatlantic slave trade?

this is another topic where there seems to be a lot of misinformation floating around.

but why did heavily catholic countries such as spain and Portugal think it was ok to capture a bunch of people and take them somewhere else?

this is how the slave trade is usually portrayed anyways. any clarification would help

and did the church say anything about it at the time?

newadvent.org/cathen/14036a.htm

newadvent.org/cathen/14039a.htm

good information, thanks

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