His De Conciliorum Auctoritate was welcomed at Rome as exalting the papal authority.
This is clearly not a case of Mercury falling in the exaltation of Jupiter and therefore exalting the person signified by Jupiter.
It has been pointed out that this accords well with the Jesuit policy of depreciating the royal while exalting the papal prerogative.
As the real founder of the ecclesiastical state, he must be held mainly responsible for the evils which resulted from the policy of the church in exalting the ecclesiastical over the secular authority.
It is the abasing of man, the exalting of God, - the belief that what He sends is all good, and that all the bad is from ourselves.