Pope Gregory XV Becomes First Jesuit-Educated Pope

Pope Gregory XV Becomes First Jesuit-Educated Pope

Pope Gregory XV
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Gregory XV is elected pope - the last pope to be elected by popular acclamation. and the first pope to be educated by Jesuits. Pope Gregory XV wants to support Catholic forces who are fighting Protestants in Germany but he is able to achieve little aside from reinstating the dominance of Catholicism in Bohemia.

Gregory does manage to reinforce traditional Catholicism by canonizing important Church figures in the battle against Protestantism and in support of the authority of the Church: St. Theresa of Avila, Francis Xavier, Ignatius Loyola, and Philip Neri.

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