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Articles, The Six, statements of doctrine passed in 1539 by Henry VIII. They were as follows: (1) The doctrine of transubstantiation; (2) "That communion of both kinds is not necessary ad salutem;" (3) That priests may not marry; (4) That vows of celibacy are to be observed; (5) That private masses be admitted; (6) That auricular confession be allowed. The Act of the Six Articles (known as the "whip with six strings"), after setting forth these doctrines, enacted severe penalties on offenders against them. It was repealed in 1547.