When and where
1512 – 1517 in the Lateran Basilica
Crisis or controversy
Needed reform in church administration;
Rise of atheistic philosophy;
Friction between bishops and orders
Convened: Julius II, Pope;
Ratified: Leo X, Pope.
Decrees and resolutions
Condemned the Averroes philosophy: the soul of man is
Promulgated reform decrees;
Established principles of book censorship;
Rights of bishops defined.