Tiziano Vecellio, Portrait of Pope Paul III

Oil on canvas
Cathedral Museum, Toledo, Spain

Pope Paul III ( 20 July, 1535)

.   .   . nos, volentes nemini defensionis munus, quod de iure nature est, tolli . . . (We do not wish to take the right of defense away from anyone since it is based on the law of nature)


Shlomo Simonsohn, The Apostolic See and the Jews: Documents: 1522-1538(Studies and Texts 104; Toronto 1990) p. 1991