At the Consistory, Carafa announces King Ferrante of Naples is dead. The Cardinals debate the rightful ruler of Naples: Ferrante's son, Prince Alfonso d'Aragona or King Charles of France. Cardinal della Rovere argues in favor of Charles, despite Rodrigo's new ties to Alfonso. The Consistory concludes, as Della Rovere leaves to inform King Charles of Rodrigo's plans to study both claims. Written by
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The introduction to the episode states that it is September 1492. The opening scene includes a presentation to the Pope of news about Columbus' discover of a "new world". Columbus would not arrive in the New World until a month later and did not even realize that he had found a new world immediately. Certainly, news of this discovery would not have made it back across the Atlantic so quickly. See more
As a priest, I believe that in the eyes of Mother Church, the sacrament of marriage is a divine union between a man, his wife, the Lord, and no one else.
But what if Giovanni does not see the circumstances that way? Fear, retribution has clouded his ardor.
Then you must do what all women do to save their marriages. You must tell your husband what he wants to hear.
Whether it be the truth, or not.