Editors. "Pope Clement VII is forced to sign a treaty with Charles V". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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Faced with the Sack of Rome and as a prisoner of the imperial troops, Pope Clement VII is forced to sign a treaty with Charles V. This grants the Emperor ecclesiastical privileges and provides him with considerable sums of money. By its terms, the Pope also promises to call a general council of the Church.