Pope Paul III

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Pope Paul III

His real name is Alessandro Farnese. He became Pope in 1534. Before being elected as pope, he was a Renaissance Cardinal who loved the arts and raucous parties. Farnese underwent a late spiritual conversion and was ordained to the priesthood at age 51. He immediately dedicated his life to reforming the Church.

Pope Paul's role in the Reformation

Even though there were many problems, Pope Paul was dedicated in reforming the Church. Throughout all the turmoil, pope Paul created religious and faithful Cardinals throughout Europe.