Word bank: cared Catholic Spain purgatory divisions heaven Huguenots purify power indulgence Catholic world power Holy Roman Empire chose sides material goods the reconstruction of St. Peter’s Basilica


word bank:
cared
Catholic Spain
purgatory
divisions
heaven
Huguenots
purify
power
indulgence
Catholic
world power
Holy Roman Empire
chose sides
material goods
the reconstruction of St. Peter’s Basilica
committing cruel acts
change their ways
do whatever it takes
Protestant
During the Renaissance, some high officials of the Church were more concerned with worldthan with spiritual matters. Some Christians began to question their behavior and wanted to know if Christian leaders had always behaved that way. Scholars turned to the Bible and the writings of early Church leaders. In many early Greek texts, scholars rediscovered a Christian Church more concerned with humility and charity than and . They read how early Church leaders made personal sacrifices andthe sick and the needy. As the information from the ancient texts spread, more and more people began to talk about the need for the Church leaders toand reform the practices of the Church.


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