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- For the country itself, see the Papal States.
The institute of the Papacy is the religious center of the Catholic faith, a moral authority for all Catholic nations. It is 'located' in the Papal States, but is separate from the country and will reform elsewhere if the country no longer exists. Cardinals now appear at random or appear via events in 5BT+ provinces. Each country can have at most, 7 cardinals. One nation is designated the current Papal Controller, also known as the Curia Controller, earning bonuses and able to use its power diplomatically (see below).
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.
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
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
- Yearly Papal Influence : +1
The Curia is the administrative body of the Catholic Church overseen by a group of cardinals. There are 49 seats in the Curia, and a new cardinal will be inducted on the first day of each year should any seat be empty. New cardinals are randomly selected from among the Catholic provinces of Catholic nations. Cardinals are loyal to the Catholic ruler who has ownership of their province, so it possible to earn the allegiance of more cardinals through conquest. The primary benefit of controlling more cardinals is to increase one's papal influence. Per cardinal controlled, you gain .5 Papal Authority per year.
The top ten Catholic provinces in Catholic nations will compete for empty seats in the Curia. The chance of a cardinal being picked from any province can be seen in the tooltip over the Active Cardinals ribbon in the papacy interface. Factors that affect cardinal selection chance are as follows:
- Provincial base tax of candidate province
- Total provincial base tax of all Catholic provinces owned by nation (worth more)
- Total provincial base tax of all non-Catholic provinces owned by nation (worth less)
- Number of cardinals already controlled by nation
The selection of cardinals tends to favors countries whose wealth is concentrated in a few valuable provinces, rather than spread out over many poorer ones. Cardinals can only be elected from provinces on the same continent as the Papal States (usually Europe).
Papal influence is earned by all Catholic countries. A country can store at most 100 papal influence. It can be spent in exchange for various benefits.
The change in papal influence is:
|+0.5 yearly||Base increase|
|+0.5 yearly||for each controlled cardinal|
|+1.0 yearly||as defender of the Catholic faith|
|+1.0 yearly||for having the triggered modifier “Crusade”|
|−10.0 yearly||during excommunication|
|−10.0 yearly||for having the triggered modifier “The Occupation of Rome”|
|−100.0 yearly||as revolution target|
Also the following ideas increase papal influence:
Please help with verifying or updating this table. It was last verified for version 1.30.
The yearly change of papal influence is affected by the opinion of the Papal state towards a country, namely by 0.5% times this opinion.
yearly papal influence = Σ papal influence modifiers + 0.5% × opinion of the Papal state
Papal influence can be spent in the following manner:
- See in : MAX_PAPAL_INFLUENCE = 100.0, -- The maximum stored amount of papal influence for each country.
- See in : YEARLY_PAPAL_INFLUENCE_CATHOLIC = 0.5, -- The amount of yearly papal influence you receive each year for being catholic
- See in : YEARLY_PAPAL_INFLUENCE_PER_CARDINAL = 0.5, -- The amount of yearly papal influence you receive each year for each cardinal you have active
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