Francis Cardinal Quinones

Liturgist. Born c.1482 in Leon, Spain; died in 1540 in Veroli, Italy. He entered the Order of Friars Minor and was elected commissary general of the Ultramontane Franciscans. In 1523 he was chosen minister general but renounced the generalship in 1527, and was created cardinal the following year. Cardinal Quinones always occupied a distinguished position in the Sacred College, and watched closely the movement of the Reformation in Germany. He has left some legislative compilations for his order, but is best known for his reform of the Roman Breviary.

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