However on 29 April the Pope issued a statement making it clear he had no intention of fighting the Austrians. Having studied magic and opposed Aristotelian Catholic theology, he was imprisoned in San Domenico and tried on various charges.
He made a speech in which he said 'I and I alone assume the political, moral and historical responsibility for all that has happened'. The next year the knights defeated a Turkish fleet, capturing nine ships, prisoners, and jewelry valued at two million ducats.
Instead strong government was needed.
Agents of Empire, Spanish Ambassadors in Sixteenth-Century Italy
Italy and Spanish Rule by Sanderson Beck
Italian States in the Seventeenth Century
A Brief History of Italy
However the Italians had also been promised part of the Dalmatian Coast. In May the king of Italy, Victor Emmanuel, abdicated in favor of his son.
In the English ambassador told Spain that the French were helping the Sicilians to overthrow Spanish rule. In the Jesuits had colleges.