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Clement V - (1305-1314)

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Clement V The first pope of the Babylonian captivity, as the papacy's sojourn at Avignon is often called, Clement V was born Bertrand de Got c. 1260 at ... Read More

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(B ERTRAND DE G OT .)

Born at Villandraut in Gascony, France, 1264; died at Roquemaure, 20 April, 1314. He was elected, 5 June, 1305, at Perugia as successor to Benedict XI, after a conclave of eleven months, the great length of which was owing to the French and Italian factions among the cardinals. Ten of the ... 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
Hannah then prayed as follows: My heart exults in Yahweh, in my ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 1:46-56
And Mary said: My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord and ... Read More

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December 22: Bishop of Nilopolis, in Egypt. When the persecution was ... Read More