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  Pope Pius IV - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pius IV, né Giovanni Angelo Medici (March 31, 1499 – December 9, 1565), pope from 1559 to 1565, was born of humble parentage in Milan, unrelated with the Medicis of Florence.
On the death of Paul IV he was elected pope on December 25, 1559, and installed on January 6, 1560.
Pius, however, aided by Moroni and Charles Borromeo, proved himself equal to the emergency, and by judicious management - and concession - brought the council to a termination satisfactory to the disputants and favourable to the pontifical authority.
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 Pope Pius IV - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
After studying at Bologna and acquiring reputation as a jurist, he went in 1527 to Rome, and as the favourite of Pope Paul III was rapidly promoted to the governorship of several towns, the archbishopric of Ragusa, the vice-legateship of Bologna, and in April 1549 to the cardinalate.
His first public acts of importance were to grant a general pardon to the participators in the riot which had closed the previous pontificate, and to bring to trial the nephews of his predecessor, of whom Cardinal Carlo Caraffa was strangled, and the Duke Paliano, with his nearest connections, beheaded.
Great skill and caution were necessary to effect a settlement of the questions before it, inasmuch as the three principal nations taking part in it, though at issue with regard to their own special demands, were prepared to unite their forces against the demands of Rome.
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The antipathy of Paul IV was rather to his advantage than otherwise; for in the reaction which followed the death of that morose pontiff all eyes finally settled on the man who in every respect was Paul's opposite.
Pius IV now devoted his undivided attention to the completion of the labours of the Council of Trent.
Pius had the satisfaction of seeing the close of the long-continued council and the triumph of the papacy over the antipapal tendencies which at times asserted themselves.
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 Pope Pius IV
Pius IV, pope from 1559 to 1565, was born Giovanni Angelo Medici at Milan on the 31st of March 1499, of an obscure family, not related to the Medici of Florence (a claim to such relationship was advanced after Giovanni Angelo had attained to prominence).
But under Pope Pius V judgment was reversed, the memory of the Caraffa rehabilitated, and restitution made to the family.
Pius IV himself was not guiltless of nepotism; but the bestowment of the cardinalate and the archbishopric of Milan upon his nephew, the pure and upright Carlo Borromeo, redounded to the honor of his pontificate and the welfare of the church.
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Neither in the matter of the succession to the empire nor in the conclusion of the religious peace were the interests of the Holy See consulted in the slightest degree.
Paul IV elevated to the cardinalate his nephew Carlo Caraffa, a man utterly unworthy and without any ecclesiastical training, and enriched other relatives with benefices and estates taken from those who favoured the Spaniards.
Paul IV refused to sanction Pole's settlement in regard to the confiscated goods of the Church, and demanded restitution.
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 Pope Pius V
Pius V, given name Michele Ghislieri, Roman Catholic Pope from 1566 to 1572, was born on the 17th of January 1504, in the Milanese.
In this office he was continued by Pope Pius IV, whom, however, he repelled by his excessive severity, and antagonized by his censoriousness and obstinacy.
The election of Pius to the papacy was the enthronement of the Inquisition: the utter extinction of heresy was his darling ambition, and the possession of power only intensified his passion.
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 St. Pius V
Pius V did feel his office to be "an impediment to his eternal salvation", a heavy cross under which he feared he would fall".
Pius V was aware of his lack of political experience, and he harbored no ambitions that way.
As for the Missal, Pius V was aware that the apostolic faith ever believed by the Church everywhere (lex orandi, lex credendi) is expressed in the liturgy and that Luther's attempted demolition of true faith relies on his opposition to the Eucharistic sacrifice and the liturgy "that goes back to the Apostle Peter".
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 Pius IV. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The great feature of his pontificate was the reconvening of the Council of Trent (see Trent, Council of) for its last and most important session (1562–63).
By quietly easing the difficulties of the council and publicly backing it, Pius gained new respect for the papacy and made himself one of the great popes of the Counter Reformation.
He was succeeded by St. Pius V. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition.
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 The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, Vol. IX: Petri - Reuchlin (pius)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Thus the pontificate of Pius I. was a stormy one.
Nepotism in the Curia was radically abolished by Pius IV., who contrived to extract large sums of money from the States of the Church and from the ecclesiastical administration, and allotted considerable amounts to his adherents, though he never yielded to them special influence in State or Church.
The last years of Pius' pontificate are largely filled with this contest, he himself having given the challenge in that address of the spring of 1871 wherein he threatened Prussia with the "stone" of her destined shattering.
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 Popes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Pius nevertheless took prompt action to bring Cardinal Carlo Carafa, his brother, Giovanni, and Pope Paul IV's nephews to trial, which resulted in their controversial execution on March 6, 1561.
The council was dissolved on Dec. 4, 1563, and Pius confirmed its decrees and definitions in his bull Benedictus Deus (Jan. 26, 1564); on the following November 3, he published a summary of doctrine generally known as the Professio Fidei Tridentina ("Tridentine Profession of the Faith"), imposing it on the bishops as obligatory.
Pius did not long outlive the conclusion of the legal enactment of the Counter-Reformation, and his desire for a continued endeavour to reconvert the German Protestants died with him.
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 Pius, V Biography / Biography of Pius, V Biography
Pius V (1504-1572) was pope from 1566 to 1572.
Under Paul IV, Ghislieri was given greater responsibilities: in 1556 the bishopric of Sutri and Nepi, in 1557 the cardinalate, and in 1558 the post of grand inquisitor of the Roman Church.
On Jan. 7, 1566, Ghislieri was elected pope and took the name Pius V. Pius V had a twofold preoccupation: the preservation of the purity of the faith and the advancement of Church reform.
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 AllRefer.com - Saint Pius V (Roman Catholic Popes And Antipopes) - Encyclopedia
Paul IV made him cardinal (1557) and inquisitor general; under his direction the Roman Inquisition reached a new level of efficiency.
On his election he set about putting the decrees of the Council of Trent (see Trent, Council of) into effect; he thus occupies a key position in the Counter Reformation, for his activity in those years just after the council insured the permanence of its work.
Pius was the first pope after the Reformation to put Catholicism on the political offensive.
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 Patron Saints Index: Pope Pius IV
To bring civil calm, he immediately pardoned those involved in the riot that occurred at the end of Paul IV's pontificate, and to bring to trial corrupt members of the old court.
Pius died soon after, however, of natural causes; Saint Philip Neri and Saint Charles Borromeo were with him at the end.
Pius IV had faults (who is without them?); but they are as nothing compared with his many virtues.
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 Palazzo Braschi_Museo di Roma   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Pius VI never got to see the new family digs, however: in 1798, when the Palace was still not anywhere near completion, Napoleon's forces took Rome and arrested the Pope.
Pius IV was expelled from Rome and died in exile the next year as "Citizen Braschi".
P.S.: Pius IV Braschi is the pope whose statue, by Canova, is in the Confessio pit in front of the Papal Altar in St. Peter's Basilica.
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 Biography – Pope Pius IV – The Papal Library
Paul IV had ruled Rome rigidly and austerely and death was the occasion of an orgy of rioting and looting.
On the death of Paul IV his erring nephew, Cardinal Carafa, had been in exile.
Work on a breviary was begun on Pius' instructions, but it was not completed until I568 under Pius V.
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 Pius IV on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The great feature of his pontificate was the reconvening of the Council of Trent (see Trent, Council of) for its last and most important session (1562-63).
He was succeeded by St. Pius V. Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition, Copyright (c) 2005.
Between anti-Judaism and anti-Semitism, Pius XI's response to the Nazi persecution of the Jews: precursor to Pius XII's "silence"?
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 List of Popes (Our Lady of Good Health Mission)
At the time of the Council of Trent Pius IV, thinking it possible that in the event of his death the council might lay some claim to the right, insisted on this point in a consistorial allocution.
He even went so far as to appoint Felix III (IV) in 526 as the successor of Pope John I, whose death was due to the incarceration to which the king had condemned him.
And in 684, owing to the long delays involved in the journey to Constantinople, Constantine IV (Pogonatus) acceded to Benedict II's request that in future it should not be necessary to wait for confirmation, but that a mere notification of the election would suffice.
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In the 16th Century, Pope Pius IV declared that riding in a coach was forbidden to Catholics - such an act was a way of identifying with the devil.
Pius XII's replacement, Pope John XXIII, rode in a 1960 fl Mercedes 300 limousine with a top down rear section so that he could be seen by crowds.
Maybe the Vatican is afraid that ghost of Pius IV would show up periodically and deflate all the tires.
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 Catholic Encyclopedia: Pope St. Pius V   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
His zeal against heresy caused him to be selected as inquisitor of the faith in Milan and Lombardy, and in 1557 Paul II made him a cardinal and named him inquisitor general for all Christendom.
Thus he offered an insurmountable opposition to Pius IV when the latter wished to admit Ferdinand de' Medici, then only thirteen years old, into the Sacred College.
On the death of Pius IV, he was, despite his tears and entreaties, elected pope, to the great joy of the whole Church.
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Charles was the second son of Count Giberto Borromeo and his wife Margherita de Medici, sister of Pope Pius IV.
In 1559 his mother's brother was elected pope and came to be known as Pius IV.
It was through Charles' efforts that Pius IV was able to reconvene the Council of Trent in 1562.
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 The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church - Guide to documents and events (76-2005)
Later on, St. Pius X by the constitution Sapienti Consilio, June 29, 1908, changed the title of the office to Chancellor of the Holy Roman Church and kept the same title for its occupant.
Signed by all the cardinals of the time, Pius IV decided that the conclave should not possess funds other than thos strictly necessary to meet the expenses of its own deliberations and those of the previous pope's funeral, with the sum fixed at 1,000 ducats.
Pius IV also decreed that the cells for the cardinals should be decided by drawing lots and the conclave and the conclave placed under strict surveillance.
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The next pope was the great St. Pius V. Antony Ghislieri was born of poor parents near Alessandria on January 17, 1504.
Under the easy-going Pius IV, Ghislieri found himself out of favor, and it was a surprise when on January 7, 1566, he was elected pope.
He took the name Pius V. Pius set his heart on carrying out the reforms of Trent, extirpating heresy and promoting peace among princes to unite them against the Ottoman menace.
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 The Consciousness of Closure: Roman Jewry and Its Ghet
They were a respite from the draconian precedents set by Paul IV and Pius V, not to mention from the actions of Sixtus' immediate predecessor, Gregory XIII.
I personally am convinced that Paul IV took this drastic action in the belief that he was living in an apocalyptic moment, certainly in one of total social ruin.
Pius had sharp differences with the Inquisition, and it was precisely Pius IV who mitigated the harshest restrictions imposed by Paul IV's bull establishing the ghetto, Cum nimis absurdum.
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 THE POPES' WALLS - part II - page 1
In earlier times this road lead to Porta Angelica, the second gate of Pius IV's wall; the name "Angelica" was chosen by the pope, whose name was Angelo Medici.
The papal crest on the corner, though, belongs to Pius XI, who was pope by the time the modern Vatican boundaries were agreed.
As explained in the previous part of the tour, the gate and most part of the wall (from this corner up to the castle) were taken down in the late 19th century.
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 The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: Pius IV @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Pius IV The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition; 9/9/2005
PIUS IV [Pius IV] 1499-1565, pope (1559-65), a Milanese named Giovanni Angelo de' Medici; successor of Paul IV.
He was succeeded by St. Pius V. Author not available, PIUS IV.
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 Creed of Pope Pius IV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Creed of Pope Pius IV The Professio fidei Tridentinae, also known as the Creed of Pope Pius IV, is one of the four authoritative Creeds of the Catholic church.
As the name implies, it was composed by Pope Pius IV under the auspices of the Council of Trent.
Creed of Pope Pius IV with a firm faith believe and profess each and everything which is contained in the Creed which the Holy Roman Church maketh use of.
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 The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church - Additions
Biographies of the cardinals created by Pope Pius VI (1775-1799) in the consistories of April 24, 1775 (I), May 29, 1775 (II), July 17, 1775 (III), November 13, 1775 (IV), April 15, 1776 (V), and May 20, 1776 (VI).
Text of the apostolic constitution In eminenti, of Pope Eugenius IV, October 26, 1431, decreeing that the cardinals did not get their title and rights until they received their insignias and that not until the ceremony of the opening of their lips had taken place they could take part in the papal election.
Pius IX and Leo XIII arranged by deaconry (1846-1903).
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 Catholic Church Pope (1559-1565 : Pius IV) Papal bull. . .   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
CITATION: Catholic Church Pope (1559-1565 : Pius IV) Papal bull regarding the exiled nuns of Syon Abbey, MSS 068, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University.
Issued July 7, 1563 by Pope Pius IV, this papal bull is addressed to all the Christian faithful but is particularly directed to the Archbishop of Utrecht and others who might assist the community of Bridgettine nuns in exile from Syon Abbey.
The Pope wrote of the Abbess Catherine and the trials she and the nuns were enduring.
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 Pius IV --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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Much of the history of Roman Catholicism in the 19th century is identified with the pontificates of two men: Pius IX, who was pope for a third of a century, and his successor, Leo XIII, who was pope for a quarter of a century (1878–1903).
Pius V, born Antonio Ghislieri, came from a poor family in northern Italy.
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 The Casina of Pope Pius IV
This villa consists of four separate sections, with two pavilions and two arched gateways, connected by an oval inner court like an ancient nymphaeum, decorated with statues in the round, high reliefs, bas-reliefs, festoons, friezes, escutcheons and frames in stucco, where putti ride on waterspewing dolphins.
It was here that Pius IV used to enjoy moments of peace and solitude.
Its home, the Casina of Pius IV is one of the most delightful architectural complexes in the Vatican which has just completed an intensive three-year restoration project thanks to the generosity of the Homeland Foundation, New York.
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