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Anastasius IV - (1153-1154)

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Pope Anastasius IV was born Corrado di Subarra and had a long career in the church before his election to the papacy in 1253. Pope Read More

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Crowned 12 July, 1153; d. in Rome, 3 December of the following year. It was during his pontificate and owing to his exertions that the Pantheon was restored. He also granted special privileges to the Order of the Hospitallers of St. John of Jerusalem. He is chiefly known for his attitude towards Frederick Barbarossa and recognition of ... Read More


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Reading 1, First Samuel 1:24-28
When she had weaned him, she took him up with her, as well as a ... Read More

Psalm, First Samuel 2:1, 4-5, 6-7, 8
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Gospel, Luke 1:46-56
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