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Gregory XVI - (1831-1846)

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(MAURO, or BARTOLOMEO ALBERTO CAPPELLARI).

Born at Belluno, then in the Venetian territory, 8 September, 1765; died at Rome, 9 June, 1846. His father, Giovanni Battista, and his mother, Giulia Cesa-Pagani, were both of the minor nobility of the district and the families of both had in former times been prominent in the service of the state. When eighteen, Bartolomeo gave ... Read More


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Reading 1, Judges 13:2-7, 24-25
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