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Benedict XII (Jacques Fournier)

Born: 12XX AD
Died: 1342 AD.

Nationality: French
Categories: Popes


         - Pope Benedict XII was born in Saverdun, France.

1311 - He was made Abbot of Fontfroide Abbey and quickly became known for his intelligence and organizational ability.

1317 - He was made bishop of Pamiers.

1326 - He was made Bishop of Mirepoix in the Ariège.

1327 - Created cardinal priest of Santa Prisca in by his uncle Pope John XXII.

1334 - Roman Catholic Pope.

1336 - Decided against a pet notion of John XXII by saying that souls of saints may attain the fullness of the beatific vision before the last judgment.

1339 - Entered upon fruitless negotiations looking toward the reunion of the Greek and Roman churches.

         - French influence made futile his attempt to come to an understanding with the emperor Louis the Bavarian.

1342 - Died on the 25th of April in Avignon, Provence, France.




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