Editors. "Charles V forbids religious innovations in the empire". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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Charles V forbids religious reform or innovation in the empire. However, in recognition of the critical situation, he promises the German Protestant princes that he will attempt to persuade the Pope to summon a general council of the Church, where these matters can be discussed.