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Alexander VIII - (1689-1691)

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Pietro Ottoboni, born at Venice, April, 1610; elected 5 October, 1689; died at Rome, 1 February, 1691. He was the son of Marco Ottoboni, chancellor of the Republic of Venice, and a descendant of a noble family of that city. The future pope enjoyed ail that wealth and social position could contribute towards a perfect education. His early studies were made with marked brilliancy at the University ... Read More


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Reading 1, First Corinthians 12:31--13:13
Set your mind on the higher gifts. And now I am going to put ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 33:2-3, 4-5, 12, 22
Give thanks to Yahweh on the lyre, play for him on the ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 7:31-35
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St. Robert Bellarmine
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