The papal authorities still have some control over the administration.
The issue of papal authority was central to the encyclical.
There would also appear to have been relatively little popular hostility towards papal authority.
Instead, he was expelled from the church for defying papal authority.
The former were under a regular discipline and subordination to the papal authority.
The association rejected papal authority and placed church affairs like appointments under government control.
If both he and this mystery "warrior" have equal papal authority, how can they make decisions at all?
"What was being called for was against the catechism and papal authority."
When papal authority was great, the King could do little but admit a lack of jurisdiction over the prelates.
He made Catholicism the official religion, but did not recognise papal authority.