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Alexander VII - (1655-1667)

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Fabio Chigi, born at Sienna, 13 February, 1599; elected 7 April, 1655; died at Rome, 22 May, 1667. The Chigi of Sienna were among the most illustrious and powerful of Italian families. In the Rome of Renaissance times, an ancestor of Alexander VII was known as the "Magnificent". The future Pope's father, Flavio Chigi, nephew of Pope Paul V, though not as prosperous as his forebears, gave his son a ... Read More


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Reading 1, Hebrews 10:19-25
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Psalm, Psalms 24:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
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Gospel, Mark 4:21-25
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Sts. Sarbelius & Barbea
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