Pope Paul IV advocates the deposition of all sovereigns who support heresy

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  • The Literary Encyclopedia. Volume 12: Global Voices, Global Histories: World Literatures and Cultures.

Pope Paul IV issues the bull Cum Ex Apostolatus, which recommends and endorses the deposition of any sovereign who supports heresy. This includes Protestant monarchs such as Elizabeth I of England.
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Editors. "Pope Paul IV advocates the deposition of all sovereigns who support heresy". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011; last revised 30 November -1.
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