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1: Where did it take place? | The Council of Trent took place at Trent in Northern Italy.

2: When did it occur? | The Council of Trent opened at Trent, December 13, 1545, and closed there December 4, 1563.

3: Who was present? | Pope Paul Ill called for the council. 700 bishops could of attended the council, but on 31 showed up along with 50 theologians. The Council itself was mainly composed of three different groups of people, Jesuits, papal supports, and Italian delegates. However, only cardinals, bishops, and heads of religious orders could speak and vote during its full sessions.

4: What was discussed? | Many things were discussed mostly about the Church and its efforts to establish the traditions and doctrines, as well as to correct the corruption within it. In part, it was a response to the issues raised by the Protestant Reformers. They also discussed the Sacraments.

5: What was decided? | At the Council of Trent a few things were decided. The Catholic Catechism was written to define the teachings of the Church. Priests were required to be trained at seminaries. The Mass was set into a specific and non-changeable format so that all Catholics around the world said and did the exact same things no matter where you attended Mass.

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