Pius VII is crowned pope. He has to use a papier-mâché tiara because the original had been taken out of Rome by French forces when they took Pope Pius VI prisoner.
The first new pope of the 19th century, Pius VII was a compromise candidate. He wasn't anyone's first choice, but he was picked to break a stalemate among cardinals divided into nationalistic factions.
Most of the reign of Pope Pius VII revolves around dealing with France. He tries hard to develop a working relationship with Napoleon, but he's taken prisoner in 1809 and exiled to Savona.
After his release, Pius reinstates both the Inquisition and the Index of Prohibited Books, brings back the Jesuits, and condemns the Protestant Bible Societies. This makes him the first modern pope to expressly condemn and fight against modern developments in politics, religion and philosophy.