Julius II became Pope in the context of the Italian Wars , a period in which the major powers of Europe fought for primacy in the Italian peninsula. The conclave capitulation preceding his election included several terms, such as the opening of an ecumenical council and the organization of a crusade against the Ottoman Turks. Once crowned, Julius II proclaimed instead his goal to centralize the Papal States in large part a patchwork of communes and signorie and "free Italy from the barbarians". Peter's Basilica. The same year he organized the famous Swiss Guards for his personal protection and commanded a successful campaign in Romagna against local lords. The interests of Julius II lay also in the New World as he ratified the Treaty of Tordesillas , establishing the first bishoprics in the Americas and beginning the catholicization of Latin America.
Randle shot only 5-of from the floor but added 17 rebounds while R. Barrett had 22 points and 10 rebounds as the Knicks, who ripped Boston on Sunday, won on consecutive days for the first time in 41 tries over more than three years. They made a run. Stayed together. In a sloppy contest at Madison Square Garden, the Knicks led after the first quarter, boosted the margin as high as 14 points early in the fourth quarter, only the squander the edge as the Magic made a late charge only to suffer a sixth straight loss.