Roman Catholics In The 16th Century

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Roman Catholics in the 16th century defended their faith against the Protestant Reformation. Catholics fought back against critics by excommunication, killing, wars concerning religion began due to the feeling of being threatened and some Catholic women reformed convents through four basic principles.
The condition of the church in late 15th century and early 16th century, was full of clerical ignorance, simony and other signs of disorder.He wrote the 95 Theses describing the condition of the church and what he stood against. This propelled the church to act defend their faith through a trial counsel called the Diet of Worms who excommunicated Martin Luther. The accredited person for starting Protestantism was Martin Luther who when excommunicated acquired more followers.
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The Massacres and riots commenced, some due to princes or kings reforming to other religions which their subjects had to also reform to. Saint Bartholomew's Day massacre resulted in the killing of 20,000 Huguenots who were French Calvinists. The Peace of Augsburg only temporarily calmed the storm in Germany over Lutheranism but it later caused the Thirty Years War in 17th century which had four phases that more or less religiously destroyed Europe and turned the religion conflict into one of political
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