Why were the first two versions of Tartuffe banned?

Moliere 1664 and 1667

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Almost every play that Molière wrote met objections, usually from the faction in society which he ridiculed. The most open and hostile objections centered upon the production of Tartuffe, a play which satirizes religious hypocrites and certain aspects of the church. Tartuffe was perennially banned, and Molière had to resort to using his influence with the king to get permission for the play to be produced.