The French army enters Rome but the Pope has a particular way of welcoming the King. Della Rovere's plan to depose the Pope faces a problem given that virtually all of the Cardinals have fled and only the College of Cardinals can remove him. The Pope's promise to recognize French sovereignty over the Kingdom of Naples seals a pact between the two. The King wants Cesare to accompany his army to Naples, effectively giving him a hostage. The Pope searches for a way of punishing the Cardinals who fled, wanting them to appear in sackcloth and ashes. He also makes them pay in another way. At Cesare's suggestion, Lucretia takes up residence in the same nunnery where Ursula Bonnadeo, now Sister Martha, has agreed to care for her. The Pope decides to do something about Lucrezia's marriage. Written by
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King Charles VIII
[Taken aback when he meets the Pope dressed in only a friar's robe in the Vatican
It is not as we expected.
Does the Pope of Rome disappoint your highness? Had you hoped for gold and silver vestments? Display has its purpose, but simplicity must rule our hearts. We are all of us naked before God... even the Pope of Rome... even the King of France.
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