Pius IV, Creed of
Pius IV, Creed of This document, which forms one of the authorized standards of the Church of Rome, was prepared by pope Pius IV immediately after the rising of the Council of Trent, and is understood to embody in substance the decisions of that Council. The creed bears date November 1564, and was no sooner issued than it was immediately received throughout the Romish Church, and since that time it has continued to be accepted as an accurate summary of their faith. It is binding upon all clergymen, doctors, teachers, heads of universities, and of monastic institutions and military orders, and all reconciled converts. For this authoritative document, with the oath of promise appended, SEE PROFESSIO FIDEI.