From "The Tudors: Checkmate (#2.3)"
Pope Paul III
[Deciding on whether to approve Thomas Cranmer as Archbishop of Canterbury
] We want to give the English Church the opportunity to return to its first allegiance, and our true faith. We want to please the King. We want to make him beholden to us. What better way to please him than to approve the appointment of a nobody? After all, what harm can a nobody inflict upon our Holy Church?