Adrian VI and Clement VII

by Logan Miguez

Adrian VI

He was the last non-Italian to be Pope before John Paul II. He was a man of impeccable morals with deep piety and a strong penitential asceticism. He attempted to bring the Spanish revival to Rome. He wanted to win back the Lutherans by force of good example and dialogue. He identified the major areas that needed a change for the better.

Clement VII

He was the successor of Adrian. He was a man of strong intellectual ability. He wanted to reform the clergy and religious orders, while the Christian kingdoms were looking for a response to Lutheran challenges to Catholic doctrine.