Pope Paul IV (Caraffa)


Can anything be said to defend this Pope’s pontificate? Are there any books that see him in any kind of positive light? He’s kind of the Darth Vader of the 16th century… :frowning:

My thoughts on him are as follows: His fanatical hard line against protestants, heretics, and Elizabeth I seems to have solidified the division between Protestant and Catholic.

God bless,


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