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Benedict XII - (1334-1342)

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Benedict XII Born near Toulouse c. 1280/85, Jacques Fournier was a Cistercian who had studied in Paris before becoming Pope Read More

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(J ACQUES F OURNIER )

Third of the Avignon popes, b. at Saverdun in the province of Toulouse, France, elected 20 December, 1334; d. at Avignon 24 April, 1342. Nothing is known of his parentage or boyhood. In youth he became a Cistercian monk in the ... Read More


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Reading 1, Jeremiah 26:11-16, 24
The priests and prophets then said to the chief men and all the ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 69:15-16, 30-31, 33-34
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Gospel, Matthew 14:1-12
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