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Boniface VIII - (1294-1303)

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Boniface VIII The wishes of Pope Boniface VIII were to maintain peace in Europe and to free the Holy Land from the Turks. His was not a successful papacy. Born ... Read More

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(B ENEDETTO G AETANO )

Born at Anagni about 1235; died at Rome, 11 October, 1303. He was the son of Loffred, a descendant of a noble family originally Spanish, but long established in Italy --first at 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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