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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, Hebrews 5:7-9
During his life on earth, he offered up prayer and entreaty, ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 31:2-3, 3-4, 5-6, 15-16, 20
turn your ear to me, make haste. Be for me a rock-fastness, a ... Read More

Gospel, John 19:25-27
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