The pope or his legate, however, took no steps to remove abuses or otherwise reform the Scandinavian churches.
Cardinal Cajetan was the legate, and he was but little fitted to deal with Luther.
On this the Bishop, instead of going to Lige, went with the legate to Tongres.
"You are insubordinate," said the legate, of a sudden very cold.
Finally, Renard still thought the legate had better remain abroad.
Yet she could sit there, laughing and feasting and trulling it lightly with the legate!
Then the archbishop brought the business before the legate, and got him easily persuaded to give his consent.
This evidence they accounted well-confirmed by the legate's flight.
At the same time, this impatient prince sent message after message to accelerate the legate's rate of travelling.
They might be expected in ten days or a fortnight, and could follow the legate to England.
mid-12c., "authorized representative of the Pope," from Old French legat and directly from Latin legatus "ambassador, envoy," originally "provided with a commission," past participle of legare "send as a deputy, send with a commission, bequeath," from lex (genitive legis) "contract, law" (see legal). General sense of "ambassador, delegate, messenger" is from late 14c.