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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
On June 21, 1529, the King and the Queen of England stood at the bar of Cardinal Campegi, an Italian judge. The Queen appealed to Rome and walked out on him!
The Kaiser “tumed on the heat" and the Pope called the stenchy mess back to Rome and thus broke his papal promise given again and again and again. In other words, he bade Campegi return without publishing the decretal bull declaring Henry's first marriage null and void.
Nothing new. When Benvenuto Cellini rebuked him for breaking a solemn promise, the Vicar of Christ ironically joked he had power to bind and to loose!
History of Christianity
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
"Henry the Eighth's Divorce and Luther,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 18, Article 14.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol18/iss1/14