Pope Leo X Commands Augustinian Order to Discipline Martin Luther

Pope Leo X Commands Augustinian Order to Discipline Martin Luther

Pope Leo X
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Pope Leo X commands the Augustinian Order to discipline one of their members for his writings - that member was Martin Luther. Leo X probably thinks this will be the end of the matter, but the situation will spin out of control and lead to the largest schism of Western Christendom ever.

The Augustinian Order was originally created in the 13th century and have been given an "extempt" status. This means that they are answerable only to the pope and no bishops have any authority over them. This means the command from Pope Leo X carries even more weight than it normally would.

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