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  • n. Italian pope from 1534 to 1549 who excommunicated Henry VIII of England in 1538 and initiated the Council of Trent in 1545; was active in the Counter Reformation and promoted the Society of Jesus for this purpose (1468-1549)

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Examples

  • The actor representing Pope Paul III had a round face and crooked nose; the man acting as Cardinal Campeggio was white-wigged and hunched so far over a walking stick that he was nearly bent double.

    The Tudors: King Takes Queen

  • Pope Paul III leaned over his desk, his right sleeve pushed back and held with a black ribbon, dipping his pen into the inkwell and signing a steady flow of correspondences and papal bulls passed to him by a dutiful Cardinal Campeggio.

    The Tudors: King Takes Queen

  • Standing before Paul III, for example, you feel that the Pope has just turned his head, and that he is arching one eyebrow as he focuses his gaze on you.

    Venice: The Masters in Boston

  • Each member of the College of Cardinals was housed in a large color-coded cell: purple if he had been appointed by the recently deceased Paul III, green if he owed his position to an earlier pontiff.

    Delizia!

  • Pope Paul III, elected in 1534, finally launched a response.

    Delizia!

  • Pope Paul III did not die until he was declared dead.

    Delizia!

  • At the death of Paul III, the cardinals were divided into three factions that reflected the geopolitics of Italy at the time: a French party, an Imperial party, and a more amorphous group mostly comprising the creatures of the recently deceased pope.

    Delizia!

  • Whoever followed Paul III would bear a huge burden of worldly and spiritual responsibility.

    Delizia!

  • Cellini counted numerous famous and powerful patrons during his career, including Pope Clement VII, Pope Paul III, King Francis I of France and the Florentine Medici family.

    Florence Genius Festival, May 15-25

  • When Biagio complained to the pope about his placement in the Hellish situation and place, Paul III maintained that had Michelangelo placed Biagio in purgatory, he could intervene and redeem him, but since Michelangelo had placed him in Hell, from which there is no redemption, the pope had no jurisdiction.

    A PETITION TO THE POPE TO CENSURE G W BUSH AS THE 21ST CENTURY ANTI-CHRIST:

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