After him, there were many others who did not believe the charges against the Templars, eventually, they began to make arrests in Germany, England, Italy, and other countries, including Cyprus.
Following the arrests, a period of trials was sanctioned against the Templars, enforced by torture and pain-induced confessions.
Essentially, “Pastoralis Praeeminentiae” was a death sentence for the Knight Templars.
Whether or not the authorities could get a confession was typically dependent on whether or not the Templars were tortured. Following the arrests, King Philip took control of the Templars’ banking system. He confiscated their wealth for himself and canceled his own debts.