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Spanish Jesuit. In Rome he achieved fame as a theologian and was made a cardinal in 1643. He held that God gives light sufficient for salvation to every soul. In his Eucharistic teaching he emphasized the element of destruction as the distinctive characteristic of sacrificial worship, maintaining that in the act of Consecration, Christ's human nature is in some sense ‘destroyed’ by being changed into a lower state, of which the primary object of its existence is to be consumed as food.

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