Pope Clement VIII Recognizes Henri IV as King of France, Absolving Him of His Sins Hot

Pope Clement VIII Recognizes Henri IV as King of France, Absolving Him of His Sins

Pope Clement VIII

Pope Clement VIII recognizes Henry IV as king of France and absolves him of his sins — namely, his switching back and forth between Catholicism and Protestantism over the past few years.

Henry has switched allegiances as part of a very complicated religious and political situation, something that Pope Clement VIII has not wanted to upset.

Henry IV re-embraced Catholicism back in July, and the pope has waited a bit to ensure that Henry is sincere. Now, with his acceptance of Henry as a Catholic and thus as king of France, he is helping put an end to the long French Wars of Religion.

What's also notable about this is that it puts in jeopardy the papacy's long-term alliance with Spain against France.

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