Reform, from another scandalous Renaissance Pope: A tentative start of the 19th Eccumenical Council, the Council of Trent.
“The most unfortunate of the popes”, the Sack of Rome, the Split with England, and a waffling indecisive Pope.
The last non-Italian Pope until St John Paul II and the only Dutch Pope, a strict and pious reformer.
Let's start with the essential question: What was the Protestant Reformation? It was a religious movement that began at the start of the 16th century. It caused a lasting rupture in the Catholic unity that had characterized the medieval western society. It also led to...