He was a bigoted Catholic, and showed to the Protestants even less mercy than his father.
Kinneir, Fraser and other observers speak unfavourably of the Mazandarani people, whom they describe as very ignorant and bigoted, arrogant, rudely inquisitive and almost insolent towards strangers.
Many angels will disapprove of their fellows for purely corporeal activities, in a most bigoted way.
They were starved of adequate food and were routinely beaten by sectarian, bigoted prison warders.
Sadoleto had a remarkable talent for affairs and approved himself a faithful servant of the papacy in many difficult negotiations under successive popes, especially as a peacemaker; but he was no bigoted advocate of papal authority, and the great aim of his life was to win back the Protestants by peaceful persuasion - he would never countenance persecution - and by putting Catholic doctrine in a conciliatory form.