I am currently playing France. I got all of the Spanish peninsula, half of england and germany, all of north africa, and I am currently settling in North America.
Time in game is around the 1530s and I am having serious trouble dealing with revolts due to religion. I have been excommunicated by the church and I have no idea what to do. I don't want to change religion because it will bring my stability down from +3 to -2, which means there are going to be even more revolts. I am currently getting 0.35 missionaries a year, but it is too slow as a lot of states are converting to either protestant or reformed.
Can someone please help me? And how can I get out of a religious turmoil? That would also help a lot.