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  • 1 Pope St. Pontian —     Pope St. Pontian     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pope St. Pontian     Dates of birth and death unknown. The Liber Pontificalis (ed. Duchesne, I, 145) gives Rome as his native city and calls his father Calpurnius. With him begins the brief… …

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  • 2 Pope John X —     Pope John X     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pope John X     Born at Tossignano, Romagna; enthroned, 914; died at Rome, 928. First a deacon ( see Deacons ), he became Archbishop of Ravenna about 905, as successor of Kailo. In a document dated 5… …

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  • 3 Pope John II — of Alexandria was the Coptic Pope from 505 to 516 .Infobox Pope English name=John II birth name=Mercurius term start=January 2 533 term end=May 8 535 predecessor=Boniface II successor=Agapetus I birth date=??? birthplace=Rome dead=dead|death date …

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  • 4 Pope Alexander VI —     Pope Alexander VI     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pope Alexander VI     Rodrigo Borgia, born at Xativa, near Valencia, in Spain, 1 January, 1431; died in Rome, 18 August, 1503. His parents were Jofre Lançol and Isabella Borja, sister of… …

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  • 5 Pope St. Gregory I (the Great) —     Pope St. Gregory I ( the Great )     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pope St. Gregory I ( the Great )     Doctor of the Church; born at Rome about 540; died 12 March 604. Gregory     is certainly one of the most notable figures in Ecclesiastical… …

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  • 6 pope —     The Pope     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Pope     (Ecclesiastical Latin papa from Greek papas, a variant of pappas father, in classical Latin pappas Juvenal, Satires 6:633).     The title pope, once used with far greater latitude (see below …

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  • 7 Pope Adrian IV —     Pope Adrian IV     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pope Adrian IV     Born 1100 (?); died 1 September, 1159. Very little is known about the birthplace, parentage, or boyhood of Adrian. Yet, as is usual in such cases, very various, and sometimes… …

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  • 8 Pope Innocent III —     Pope Innocent III     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pope Innocent III     (Lotario de Conti)     One of the greatest popes of the Middle Ages, son of Count Trasimund of Segni and nephew of Clement III, born 1160 or 1161 at Anagni, and died 16… …

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  • 9 Pope Joan — is the name of a female pope (also La Papessa ) who supposedly reigned for less than three years in the 850s between the papacies of Leo IV and Benedict III, [Dating varies (Boureau 1988).] based on an anti Catholic legend that circulated in the… …

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  • 10 Pope Leo X —     Pope Leo X     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pope Leo X     (GIOVANNI DE MEDICI).     Born at Florence, 11 December, 1475; died at Rome, 1 December, 1521, was the second son of Lorenzo the Magnificent (1449 1492) and Clarice Orsini, and from his… …

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  • 11 Pope Leo XIII —     Pope Leo XIII     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pope Leo XIII     Born 2 March, 1810, at Carpineto; elected pope 20 February, 1878; died 20 July, 1903, at Rome. Gioacchino Vincenzo Raffaele Luigi was the sixth of the seven sons of Count Lodovico… …

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  • 12 Pope Clement VII —     Pope Clement VII     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pope Clement VII     (GIULIO DE’ MEDICI).     Born 1478; died 25 September, 1534. Giulio de Medici was born a few months after the death of his father, Giuliano, who was slain at Florence in the… …

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  • 13 Pope John XXII —     Pope John XXII     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pope John XXII     (JACQUES D EUSE)     Born at Cahors in 1249; enthroned, 5 September, 1316; died at Avignon, 4 December, 1334. He received his early education from the Dominicans in his native… …

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  • 14 Pope St. Gregory VII —     Pope St. Gregory VII     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pope St. Gregory VII     (HILDEBRAND).     One of the greatest of the Roman pontiffs and one of the most remarkable men of all times; born between the years 1020 and 1025, at Soana, or… …

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  • 15 Pope Clement V —     Pope Clement V     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pope Clement V     (BERTRAND DE GOT.)     Born at Villandraut in Gascony, France, 1264; died at Roquemaure, 20 April, 1314. He was elected, 5 June, 1305, at Perugia as successor to Benedict XI,… …

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  • 16 Pope Pius IX —     Pope Pius IX     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pope Pius IX     (GIOVANNI MARIA MASTAI FERRETTI).     Pope from 1846 78; born at Sinigaglia, 13 May, 1792; died in Rome, 7 February, 1878.     BEFORE HIS PAPACY     His early years. After receiving… …

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  • 17 Pope Benedict XIII —     Pope Benedict XIII     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pope Benedict XIII     (PIETRO FRANCESCO ORSINI)     Born 2 February, 1649; died 23 February, 1730. Being a son of Ferdinando Orsini and Giovanna Frangipani of Tolpha, he belonged to the… …

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  • 18 Pope Liberius —     Pope Liberius     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pope Liberius     (Reigned 352 66)     Pope Julius died on 12 April, according to the Liberian Catalogue , and Liberius was consecrated on 22 May. As this was not a Sunday, 17 May was probably the… …

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  • 19 Pope Urban VIII —     Pope Urban VIII     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pope Urban VIII     Maffeo Barberini, born at Florence in April, 1568; elected pope, 6 August, 1623; died at Rome, 29 July, 1644.     His father Antonio Barberini, a Florentine nobleman, who died… …

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  • 20 Pope Benedict XIV —     Pope Benedict XIV     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pope Benedict XIV     (PROSPERO LORENZO LAMBERTINI.)     Son of Marcello Lambertini and Lucretia Bulgarini, b. at Bologna 31 March, 1675; d. 3 May, 1758. His early education was received from… …

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