Pope Alexander VI Excommunicates Girolamo Savonarola Hot

Pope Alexander VI Excommunicates Girolamo Savonarola

Girolamo Savonarola
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Girolamo Savonarola is excommunicated by Pope Alexander VI. Girolamo Savonarola has become famous — or infamous — for his bonfires of vanities: the burning of books, mirrors, paintings, cosmetics, and other items which either appeal to people's vanity or tempt people to sin.

Savonarola is more a preacher than a theologian, and his fiery sermons combine attacks on moral corruption with apocalyptic visions of the future. These themes incense Pope Alexander VI, and since Girolamo Savonarola refuses to stop voluntarily — not even as his support among the people of Florence declines — the pope decides to put a stop to him.

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