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Nicholas IV - (1288-1292)

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The first Franciscan elected pope, Girolamo Masci was born in 1227 near Ascoli in the papal states. He succeeded St. Bonaventure as Franciscan minister general ... Read More

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(GIROLAMO MASCI)

Born at Ascoli in the Rome, 4 April, 1292. He was of humble extraction, and at an early age entered the Franciscan Order. In 1272 he was sent as a delegate to Constantinople to invite the participation of the Greeks in the Second Council of Lyons . Two years later he succeeded St. Bonaventure in ... Read More

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Reading 1, Ephesians 3:2-12
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Psalm, Isaiah 12:2-3, 4, 5-6
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Gospel, Luke 12:39-48
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