Born: 12XX AD
Died: 1342 AD.
- 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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