Sentence Examples


  • Paul III., who had begun his pontificate with the intention of purifying the curia, was unaware of the grave danger in which Fisher lay; and in the hope of reconciling the king with the bishop, created him (loth of May 1535) cardinal priest of St Vitalis.
  • Leo was disturbed throughout his pontificate by heresy and schism.
  • In the past many conflicting estimates were made of the character and achievements of the pope during whose pontificate Protestantism first took form.
  • But he is chiefly famous for his History of the Church of Rome to the Pontificate of Innocent III.
  • During his pontificate the church was brought to its lowest level of degradation.