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- For the country itself, see the Papal States.
The Papal Controller, also known as the Curia Controller, is a title that can be held by a Catholic nation. Do note that as Byzantium, the Papacy can be disabled when the Pentarchy is restored.
The Papal Controller will gain the following bonuses:
- Stability cost modifier: -10%
- Diplomats: +1
- Yearly prestige: +1
- Advisor costs: -20%
- Possible advisors: +2
- Technology costs: -5%
- Leaders without upkeep: +1
- Aggressive expansion impact: -20%
- Can excommunicate Catholics
- Can call crusades
- Can break royal marriages without the -1 stability hit.
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The Curia controller can excommunicate an enemy. This requires the enemy to be Catholic, and for the Papal States to have a negative opinion of the target. If the Papal States do not exist this requirement is waived and the Curia Controller can excommunicate any Catholic ruler. Excommunication gives every other Catholic nation a Casus Belli against them and increases yearly decay of prestige.
- Yearly Prestige : -2
- (unrecognized string “tolerance” for Template:Icon) Tolerance of the True Faith : -3
- Yearly Papal Influence : -10
- Relation with Catholic nations: -50
- Relation with Catholic theocracies: -200
Call a crusade
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The Curia controller can also call a crusade against a single target. This target must be a heathen and the Papal States must have an opinion of -50 of the target. Catholic nations that border the crusade target receive a Casus Belli against it, and all Catholic nations at war with the crusade target receive bonuses to manpower, morale, prestige and yearly papal influence while they are at war with them.
- National Tax Modifier Bonus : +10%
- Morale of Armies : +10%
- National Manpower Modifier : +30%
- Yearly Prestige : +1
- Monthly Papal Influence : +2
The curia is a group of cardinals that increase the papal influence of the nation they are from. There are 49 seats for cardinals in the curia. If any seat is empty, a new cardinal will be added to the curia at the beginning of each year. New cardinals are chosen from among the Catholic provinces of Catholic nations. Rich provinces are more likely to produce a cardinal, and nations that already have cardinals will be less likely to receive more. The chance of a cardinal being selected from any country can be seen in the tooltip over the Active Cardinals ribbon in the papacy interface.
Papal influence is earned by all catholic countries and can be spent in exchange of various benefits to the nation.
The yearly gain in papal influence is:
- Base: +0.5
- Controlled cardinals: +0.5 each
- Papal state opinion: +0.5% per positive relation
Papal influence can be spent in the following manner:
|Action||Papal Influence Cost||Effect|
|Invest influence||5 then 10||Gain +10 influence towards next election of controller|
|Levy church tax||100||Gain 3x monthly income|
|Grant indulgence for sins||100||Gain +10 legitimacy|
|Forgive usury||25||Gain -1 interest per annum for 25 years|
|Send papal legate||30||Gain one of four random advisors among inquisitor, theologian, statesman, or diplomat|
|Bless ruler||40||Gain +10 prestige|
|Beatify local saint||100||Gain +1 stability|
|Proclaim holy war||40||Gain 3x monthly manpower|
|Sanction commercial monopoly||100||Gain +1 mercantilism|