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         – Pope Saint Celestine I  was born in Rome, Italy.          – He was a Roman and is supposed to have been a near relative of the Roman Emperor Valentinian III. 416 – He is spoken of as Celestine the Deacon. 431 – He did not attend personally, he sent delegates to ..

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         – He had studied under Pierre Abélard. 1137 – The principal act of his Papacy was the absolution of Louis VII of France at the request of that penitent monarch, and the removal of the interdict under which that country had lain for three years. 1143 – He was elected, governed the Church ..

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1106 – He was born into the noble Bobones family (ancestors of the Orsini family), though he was only a deacon before becoming Pope. 1189 – He subsequently excommunicated the same Henry VI for wrongfully keeping Richard I of England in prison. 1191 – He was ordained a priest on the 13th of April ruled ..

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         – Pope Celestine IV was born in Milan. 1219 – He became chancellor of the church of Milan. 1227 – Pope Gregory IX made him a cardinal on the 18th of September with the cure of San Marco. 1228–1229 – He was sent as legate in Lombardy and Tuscany, where the cities and ..

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1215 – He was born in the village of Sant’Angelo Limosano, in Molise, the son of Angelo Angelerio and Maria Leone.          – He became a Benedictine monk at Faifoli in the diocese of Benevento when he was seventeen. 1239 – He showed an extraordinary disposition toward asceticism and solitude, and retired to a ..

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         – His contemporary and enemy, the author of Philosophumena (probably Hippolytus of Rome) relates that when Callixtus, as a young slave was put in charge of a bank by his master, Carpophorus, he lost the money deposited by other Christians. Callixtus then fled from Rome, but was caught near Portus. 199 BC – ..

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         – He was born Guido of Vienne, the son of William I, Count of Burgundy.          – He was a member of the highest aristocracy. 1088 – He became the Archbishop of Vienne. He held strong pro-Papal views about the Investiture Controversy. 1099 – He was appointed papal legate in France by ..

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1378 – He was born on the 31st of December. 1456 – Calllistus had the case of Joan of Arc reopened and eventually had her cleared of the charges of heresy and witchcraft – 25 years after she had been burned at the stake. 1458 – He died on the 6th of August. 3 / ..

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5XX AD – Born in Rome, Italy.   603 AD – He was a deacon of the Roman Church when Pope St. Gregory I the Great sent him in as a legate to Constantinople, where he obtained from the Byzantine emperor Phocas an edict recognizing the see of Rome as the head of all the ..

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550 – Boniface IV was born this year in Valeria, Italy. He is the son of John, a physician, a Marsian from the province of Valeria.       – Possibly a student of Pope St. Gregory I the Great in Rome, he was a deacon of the Roman Church when elected pope. 608-615 – He became ..

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