The 1516 Concordat of Bologna, was an agreement between King Francis I of France and Pope Leo X negotiated after the French victory at the Battle Marignano in September 1515.
The concordat was signed in Rome on 18 August 1516.
The Concordat replaced the 1483 Pragmatic Sanction of Bourges.
The Concordat allowed the Pope to collect the income that the Catholic Church generated in France, and the King of France was confirmed in his right to tithe the clerics and to restrict their right of appeal to Rome. The Concordat confirmed the King of France's right to nominate appointments to benefice, that being, archbishops, bishops, abbots and priors, enabling the Crown, by controlling its personnel, to decide who was to lead the Gallican - French - Church.
Canonical ordination of those church officers was reserved to the Pope; thus, the agreement confirmed the papal veto of any leader the King of France chose who might be considered unsuitable The Concordat confirmed the Apostolic Camera's right to collect annates, the first year's revenue from each benefice.