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Catholic events

Catholic events[1] include the event that allows the Counter-Reformation, two triggered events that disable the papacy and a group of bi-yearly pulse events.

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Decision related eventsEdit

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 The Kingdom of God on Earth

Having united the whole of Italy under the banner of Catholicism, the Pope has seen fit to declare it 'The Kingdom of God'. Catholics from all over Europe flock to his banner, eager to live in this model nation of Christian virtue. Foreign powers can no longer control the College of Cardinals, but neither will they pay much heed to any Papal bulls or decrees.
 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

the decision ‘Declare the Kingdom of God’.


 
All Men under one God!

The country enacts the ‘Kingdom of Godgovernment reform.

 
Amen

The country gains  10 prestige.

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 The Pentarchy

Having brought all five Patriarchates back into the Christian - Orthodox - fold, we have restored the old Pentarchy, thus effectively ending the great East-West Schism. While some countries might continue to cling to Catholicism, the Pope has lost his vaunted primacy as the lawful successor of St Peter and Bishop of Rome.
 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

completing the ‘Restore the Pentarchy’ mission.


 
The Wound is Healed!

The country:

  • gains  25 prestige.
  • gains  25 legitimacy.

The papacy is disabled.

Bi-yearly eventsEdit

The following events for  Catholic countries are triggered by a bi-yearly pulse. All events have a weight of 100.

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 Simony?

We have a vacancy in high position in the church administration of $CAPITAL$. There is a churchman from a rich family who has made an offer. If we approve and back his election to the position, we will gain a large contribution to our coffers. Some more devout people claim that this is a sin called Simony, but what do they know?
 
Trigger conditions

The country:

The Protestant faith is not enabled.
  The Papal State did not had the  event ‘Simony Judged’ and chosen the option “We will treat this as the crime it is!”.

Is triggered only by

a bi-yearly pulse.


 
We need the money!
  • The country gains  20% years of income.
  • Catholicism gains  0.5% reform desire.
 
It is a sin!

The country:

  • gains  10 papal influence.
  • gains   1 devotion.
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 Selling of Indulgences

'As soon as a coin in the coffer rings, the soul from purgatory springs!', in the words of Johann Tetzel, a Dominican friar who has made it his mission to collect indulgences for the Pope. Promising absolution from earthly sins in return for money, he has been highly active in saving the souls of the rich - and that, in a way that doesn't even require them to give up their vices! However, this practice has raised eyebrows among the [Root.GetAdjective] clergy, who are uncomfortable with the idea that the Pope should enrich himself in such a manner. Instead, they call for Christians to show true repentence if their sins are to be forgiven.

As [Root.Monarch.GetTitle] [Root.Monarch.GetName] grows older, the disputes on the matter grow more personal. [Root.Monarch.GetSheHeCap] has sinned, as every [Root.Monarch.GetTitle] must to keep their rule secure. How best should [Root.Monarch.GetSheHe] acquire forgiveness?

 
Trigger conditions

The country:

The Protestant faith is not enabled.
The year is at least 1480.
  The Papal State:

  • did not had the event ‘Indulgences - to sell or not?’ and chosen the option “We forbid this practice!”.
  • does not have the opinion modifier ‘Bought Indulgence’ towards the country.
Is triggered only by

a bi-yearly pulse.


 
A donation to the Pope shall be arranged.

The country:

  • loses  1 years of income.
  • gains  10 papal influence.

If the country has less than 6 cities:

  • then the curia treasury gains  25 ducats,
  • else the curia treasury gains  50 ducats.

Catholicism:

  • gains  0.5% reform desire.
 
Indulgences are the easy option; repentence is better.

The country:

  • loses  10 papal influence.

Catholicism:

  • loses  0.5% reform desire.

  The Papal State:

  • gets the opinion modifier “Refused to pay Indulgences” towards this country for 10 years, worth  −15 opinion.
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 Veneration of Relics

From the highest to the very low, the people believe that the veneration of will allows the viewer to reduce their time in purgatory. A treatise opposing this practice has been found nailed to the door of one of our churches in [unrest_province.GetName] that has a very substantial relic collection. Is there any truth in their complaints, or are they merely naysayers and heretics seeking to harm the unity of church, our one true path to salvation?
 
Trigger conditions

The country:

The Protestant faith is not enabled.
The year is at least 1490.
  The Papal State did not had the event ‘Veneration of Relics - allow or disallow?’ and chosen the option “Prevent the sale of relics!”.

Is triggered only by

a bi-yearly pulse.


 
But I just bought a vial of the milk of the Virgin Mary

The country:

  • gains  2 papal influence.

Catholicism:

  • gains  1% reform desire.
 
Forgiveness can only come from God

A random  Catholic province of the country:

  • gains  5 local unrest.
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 Veneration of the Virgin Mary

The Blessed Virgin Mary, mother of our Lord Jesus Christ, is the Queen of heaven and mediator of many graces. There is no more perfect woman and her holy motherhood grants her a seat at the right hand of God. Or does it? Recently, radical theologians have been arguing that there is no need for such intercessions. Are they right, or is the holy mother church in danger from their almost heretical utterings?
 
Trigger conditions

The country:

The Protestant faith is not enabled.

Is triggered only by

a bi-yearly pulse.


 
May the Madonna forgive them

The country:

  • gains  2 papal influence.

Catholicism:

  • gains  1% reform desire.
 
She is a special woman, but still just a woman

  The Papal State gets the opinion modifier “Denying the Holy Mother” towards the country for 20 years, worth:

  •  −20 opinion with a yearly decay of 1.
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 The Doctrine of Particular Judgment

As we know, when we die, God judges immediately and decides a soul's fate until it awaits the last judgment. However, a monk has started a doctrinal dispute that verges on the edge of heresy, claiming that there is no purgatory and saying that prayers for the dead do not assist their passage into heaven. These disputes are threatening the very unity of our church.
 
Trigger conditions

The country:

The Protestant faith is not enabled.

Is triggered only by

a bi-yearly pulse.


 
He is probably a heretic

The country:

  • gains  2 papal influence.

Catholicism:

  • gains  1% reform desire.
 
Sorry, there is nothing you can do for your dead loved ones

A random  Catholic province of the country:

  • gains  5 local unrest.

Catholicism:

  • loses  1% reform desire.
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 A New Confession of Faith

Reformers have put forward a new confession of faith that has some minor, but still serious, differences with Catholic teachings. The church claims it borders on the heretical, while there are those who suggest it would bring the Church and its administrative apparatus under tighter control.
 
Trigger conditions

The country:

Catholicism has at least   50% reform desire.
The Protestant faith is not enabled.

Is triggered only by

a bi-yearly pulse.


 
Promote it

The country:

  • gains  25 administrative power.

Catholicism:

  • gains  1% reform desire.
 
Nay, it will damn everyone

The country:

  • gains  5 papal influence.
  • gains  1 devotion.

Catholicism:

  • gains  0.5% reform desire.
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 A Promise of Safe Passage?

One of the so called reforming monks has recently appeared at our court under our most solemn promise of safe passage to argue the justness of his cause. Like Hus before him, his heresy is manifest but our word has been given.
 
Trigger conditions

The country:

Catholicism has at least   95% reform desire.
The Protestant faith is not enabled.
The year is at least 1520.

Is triggered only by

a bi-yearly pulse.


 
Our honor is our word

The country:

  • gains  50 diplomatic power.

Catholicism:

  • gains  2% reform desire.
 
We are not bound by promises to a heretic

The country:

  • gains  10 papal influence.
  • gains  1 devotion.

Catholicism:

  • gains  1% reform desire.

FootnotesEdit

  1. The script code of these events can be found in /Europa Universalis IV/events/Catholic.txt.