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Leo X - (1513-1521)

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(G IOVANNI DE M EDICI ).

Born at Florence, 11 December, 1475; died at Rome, 1 December, 1521, was the second son of Lorenzo the Magnificent (1449-1492) and Clarice Orsini, and from his earliest youth was destined for the Church. He received tonsure in 1482 and in 1483 was made Abbot of Font Douce in the French ... Read More


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Reading 1, Hebrews 10:1-10
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Psalm, Psalms 40:2, 4, 7-8, 10, 11
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Gospel, Mark 3:31-35
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