Pope Clement X

[Pope Clement X]
Also known as
Emilioi Altieri
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Member of the nobility. Oversaw flood control projects in Ravenna, Italy. Papal nuncio to Naples for Pope Innocent X. Secretary of the Congregation of Bishops and Regulars for Pope Alexander VII. Superintendent of the papal exchequer for Pope Clement IX. Created cardinal by Pope Clement IX, having previously turned down the honour in favour of another. 239th pope in 1670 at the age of 80 after a four month conclave. A quiet reign in which he suffered from very poor health. Most government responsibility fell on his nephew, Cardinal Altieri. Worked to preserve peace in Europe. Supported the Poles against invading Turks.
Born
13 July 1590 at Rome, Italy as Emilio Altieri
Papal Ascension
29 April 1670
Died
22 July 1676 at Rome, Italy of natural causes
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Beatifications
1670: Blessed Peter Pascual
1671: Blessed Louise Albertoni
1672: Pope Saint Pius V
1672: Blessed James of Mevania
1672: Blessed Veronica of Milan
1673: Blessed Salomea of Poland 1675: Saint Catherine of Genoa
1675: Saint Francis Solano
1675: Saint John of the Cross
1675: Saint Nicholas Pieck
1675: Saint Ollegarius
1676: Saint John of Kanty
Canonizations
1670: Saint Francis Borgia
1671: Saint Cajetan
1671: Saint Ferdinand III of Castille
1671: Saint Louis Bertran
1671: Saint Philip Benizi
1671: Saint Rose of Lima
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