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[…] In this office [= as a legate and as a confidant of Pope Paul III] he possessed the authority to reform on his own initiative and make changes as he saw fit. He acted often, in fact wherever possible, and in a predictably pragmatic and efficient manner. His actions in his function as an episcopla administrator are comprehensible only in the light of the humanistic preparatino he received, and the concept of authority and ecclisiology he adopted as a curial administrator.