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is a papal bill written by Pius V in 1564 which ratified all decrees and definitions of the Council of Trent
The Council of Trent was the 16th-century Ecumenical Council of the Roman Catholic Church. It is considered to be one of the Church's most important councils. It convened in Trent between December 13, 1545, and December 4, 1563 in twenty-five sessions for three periods...
. It enjoins strict obedience upon all Catholics and forbids, under pain of excommunication, all unauthorized interpretation.
A bill of the same name issued by Benedict XII in 1336 solemnly defined that those who enter heaven immediately upon death or exhaust the postmortem temporal punishment due to them immediately behold the divine essence. This was contrary to the erroneous private theological opinion of Benedict XII's predecessor John XXII and to the later heresy of Palamism
Palamism or the Palamite theology is the theological synthesis of Gregory Palamas who, in order to maintain that humans can become like God through deification without compromising God's transcendence, distinguished between God's inaccessible essence and the energies through which he becomes known...
(although for quite different reasons).