Council of Trent

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What was the Council of Trent?

The Council of Trent was a council of the Roman Catholic Church convened in Trento. It was an important part with the decision of the outcome of the Counter-Reformation. The Council was called to examine the doctrine and reform. It was called by a pope named Paul III.
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Why was the Council of Trent important?

The Council gave the definitive answer of the Roman Catholic Church to the Protestant demand for a thorough reformation of the Church. It rejected the Protestant Reformation and increased the power of the Papacy over the Church.
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