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Alexander III - (1159-1181)

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Born Orlando Bandinelli c. 1105, Alexander III was the first great lawyer pope. He taught law at Read More

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Pope from 1159-81 (Orlando Bandinelli), born of a distinguished Sienese family ; died 3 August, 1181. As professor in Bologna he acquired a great reputation as a canonist, which he increased by the publication of his commentary on the "Decretum" of Gratian, popularly known as "Summa Magistri Rolandi." Called to Read More


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Reading 1, Judges 13:2-7, 24-25
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