Vatican diplomacy and the Mission of Rinuccini to Ireland

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Title: Vatican diplomacy and the Mission of Rinuccini to Ireland
Authors: Ó hAnnracháin, Tadhg
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/7900
Date: 1993
Abstract: Gianbattista Rinuccini, the papal nuncio to the confederate catholics of Ireland, was arguably one of the two most important figures in Ireland during the 1640s. Only James Butler, the Marquis of Ormond, exerted a comparable degree of influence over developments in Ireland during this period. Like Ormond, who became the king's Lord Lieutenant in 1643, the nuncio was the official representative in Ireland of a revered external authority. It was this position as the pope's representative, supplemented by a formidable personality and by control over papal financial assistance to Ireland, which formed the basis of Rinuccini's influence. What I propose in this paper is to focus on the reasons for Rinuccini's appointment as nuncio to the confederate catholics of Ireland in March 1645 and the implications which this was to have for the conduct of his mission
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Catholic Historical Society of Ireland
Subject LCSH: Rinuccini, Giovanni Battista, 1592-1653
Ireland--Church history
DOI: 10.2307/25487506
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:History Research Collection

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