Pope CLEMENT XI

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Profile
Known in his youth as a brilliant and learned student. Bishop of Rieti. Bishop of Sabina. Bishop of Orvieto. Cardinal in 1690. 243rd Pope in 1700. Dragged into the struggle between France and Austria over the throne of Spain; Clement initially recognized Philip V, but was forced to recognize Charles of Hapsburg. The chief spiritual concern of his pontificate was that of Jansenism. The 1705 brief Vineam Domini condemned the Jansenist ideas on papal infallibility, and in 1713 he issued the bull Unigenitus, which condemned other Jansenist beliefs.
Born
1649 at Urbino, Italy as Giovanni Francesco Albani
Papal Ascension
23 November 1700
Died
19 March 1721
Prayers
Oratio Universalis
Additional Information
New Catholic Dictionary
Beatifications
1700: Blessed James of Bitetto
1702: Saint Peregrine Laziosi
1704: Blessed John of Perugia
1704: Blessed Peter of Sassoferrato
1710: Blessed Lucia Broccadelli of Narni
1712: Blessed Ceslas Odrowaz
1713: Blessed Pope Gregory X
1713: Blessed Liberatus of Loro
1716: Saint John Francis Regis
1717: Seven Founders of the Order of Servites
Canonizations
1705: Saint Theresa of Portugal
1705: Saint Sancha of Portugal
1712: Saint Andrew Avellino
1712: Saint Catherine of Bologna
1712: Saint Felix of Cantalice
1712: Pope Saint Pius V
1720: Saint Humility
Writings
Quesnel Unigenitus: Condemnation of the Errors of Paschasius, 8 September 1713
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