Article abstract: The Council of Trent provides a basis for reform of abuses in the Catholic Church as a response to the Protestant Reformation and defines key Catholic doctrines that remain in effect until Vatican II (1962-1965).
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Protestantism spread rapidly throughout Europe in the sixteenth century threatening both political and religious stability in central Europe. This led to demands for the internal reform of the Catholic Church. In keeping with an established practice, many people supported the summoning of a general council of...
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