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Robert Bellarmine (Roberto Francesco Romolo Cardinale Bellarmino) (4th October 1542, Montepulciano, Siena, Italy17th September 1621, Rome) was an Italian Jesuit and a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He participated in the Catholic Church's proceedings against Giordano Bruno (sentencing him to be burned alive in a public square) and Galileo Galilei (who escaped the same fate, with eleven years' house imprisonment).

By the time Bellarmine was in his 60s, Cardinal Bellarmine bore enough of a resemblance to the Doctor that Irving Braxiatel's Jamarian agents mistook the Cardinal for the Doctor, and abducted him to moderate the Armageddon Convention. The fact that the Doctor was impersonating the Cardinal to protect himself and secure the protection of the Venice government further complicated matters.

Believing he had died and that Braxiatel's Laputa was Heaven, Bellarmine could only understand his experiences among aliens through his Christian faith. Therefore, he concluded that the aliens were angels and he was being asked to mediate a war in heaven. Nonetheless, believing the Doctor had settled many of their disputes, his rulings satisfied the delegates to the Convention and were accepted. (MA: The Empire of Glass)

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