[automatically translated] Royal patronage of the Sicilian church, granted definitively by the pope in 1621, it allowed the court of Madrid to manage with much freedom presentations of bishops and abbots of the island. Relatives of the king, officials and servants of the monarchy, the cardinals of the Roman Curia, were often preferred to Sicilian candidates, with frequent violations of the so-called privilege of the alternative (alternating between foreign and Sicilian in the collation of ecclesiastical benefits). The subject matter, in the 30s of '600, also moved within the Council of Italy, animating an interesting debate and contrasting positions of the Sicilian and Neapolitan regents to those of the Spanish rulers, without reaching any concrete solution that would put a limit to the abuse of Madrid.
|Title of host publication||La Sicilia del ’600. Nuove linee di ricerca|
|Number of pages||59|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
|Name||Studi e ricerche – Mediterranea. Ricerche storiche|