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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, Revelation 11:4-12
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Psalm, Psalms 144:1, 2, 9-10
[Of David] Blessed be Yahweh, my rock, who trains my hands for ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 20:27-40
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