The Career of Cardinal Giovanni Morone (1509–1580): Between by Adam Patrick Robinson

By Adam Patrick Robinson

Cardinal Giovanni Morone (1509-80) continues to be the most exciting characters within the historical past of the 16th century Catholic Church - with neither his contemporaries nor next students with the ability to agree on his motivations, theology or his legacy. Appointed Bishop of Modena in 1529 and created Cardinal in 1542 by way of Pope Paul III, his glittering profession in ruins following his arrest in 1557 on fees of heresy. but, regardless of spending greater than years imprisoned in Castel Sant' Angelo, he controlled to resurrect his occupation and in 1563 used to be appointed vital legate to the Council of Trent, whereupon he resolved the problems besetting the council, which had introduced it to a digital standstill, and guided it to a profitable end. Concentrating principally - yet certainly not completely - upon the interval of the hold forth of Pius IV (1559-65) and an assessment of Morone's position as presiding legate on the Council of Trent, this e-book tackles a few concerns that experience exercised students. How does Morone's task at Trent in 1563 now glance within the mild of the knowledge on hand in reference to his processo? What was once the results of the broader task of Morone and the spirituali in the course of Pius' preach? How did Morone's profession development after Trent, with regards his activities as a diocesan within the instant post-conciliar state of affairs and his renewed problems within the hold forth of Pius V? via a re-reading of vital archival fabric and a re-assessment of the wealth of lately released fundamental resources, this research revisits those key questions, and analyses the fluctuating fortunes of Morone's occupation as bishop, diplomat, heretic and cardinal legate.

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X n. 3, and a May 1539 memorandum by Morone in NB, 1/4, pp. 402–404, especially 404. See also Morone’s dispatches from Vienna, NB, 1/4, pp. 127–133, 196–200 and 217–222. 33 See PM, II, pp. 501/502 and Speranze, pp. 79–80. 34 ‘… non havemo mai ragionato delle cose della fede’. PM, II, p. 523, where he is talking of his relationship with Soranzo. 41 While essentially business letters, they are nevertheless of interest on a number of levels and catalogue in a detailed and immediate way, the experiences at work on him during these years away from Italy in proximity to the turmoil of the German Reformation.

What does seem likely is that Morone’s education at Padua was interrupted and probably remained incomplete because of the crisis that engulfed the family in 1525. In an attempt to obtain his father’s Pastor, IX, pp. 290–292. Dandolo, Ricordi inediti, pp. 293–294. 8 See Dandolo, Ricordi inediti, pp. 292–293 where Morone’s nephew states Gerolamo died, ‘lasciando quattro figliuoli piccoli con molti debiti, e senza appoggio di poter ricorrere all’Imperatore per ottenere ricompensa della servitù sua …’.

Papal Diplomat at the Court of Ferdinand of Austria, 1536–1540 In the autumn of 1536, seemingly against his own wishes, Morone was called upon to undertake diplomatic service for the new pope, Paul III 30 Giacomo Sadoleto to Morone, 22 November 1537, Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte, I, pp. 375–376. 31 Carnesecchi stated that Morone was one of his oldest ‘patroni’ and that their fathers had also known one another, see PC, II/I, pp. 266–267, and also p. 389. He also testified that Morone had met Giulia Gonzaga in Naples, whilst visiting his father, PC, II/I, p.

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