Wolsey desired to save the popedom; but the popedom resisted.
Surely these are not the expressions of one who was "the slave of the popedom."
The step might prove his ruin; but if he succeeded he was saved and the popedom with him.
He even aspired to the popedom; but this greatest of all human dignities, he was not permitted to obtain.
Such was the inquisition, declared by the Spirit of God to be at once the offspring and the image of the popedom.
From that time Hildebrand was the soul of the popedom, until he became the popedom itself.
He'll not be nearer to the popedom when the cannon are shaking the Vatican!
In 1511 the emperor took part in the Council of Pisa, and had even at one time an idea of seizing the popedom for himself.
The pope should be ready to renounce the popedom, and all his wealth, and all his honours, if he could thereby save a single soul.
Do you imagine I am ignorant how bishoprics and the popedom are procured at Rome?