The condition of the church (W/HVIII) (Wolsey and policy towards the church)

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The condition of the Church

Wolsey and policy towards the Church

Many humanists were optimistic that W would introduce effective church reforms in the spirti of Erasmus.
W certainly listened carefully and sympathetically to the case put by leading humanists such as Colet, and More- 1519 W announced he would summon a legatine Counsel to overhaul the Church

A papal legate from 1518 W had sweeping powers to reform both the regular and the


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