Council of Trent
3 pages (750 words)
The council was held in held at Trent in Italy and hence took the name Trent as its name (The Council of Trent, Web.). The council was presided over by three popes: Pope Paul 111, Pope Julius 111, and Pope Pius 1V. The main aim of the council was to articulate, to define and to clarify the teachings of the Catholic Church, which was actually under threat from protestant heretical teachings, and to put in place measures to curb widespread corruption in the church among the upper echelons of the church, the clergy.