Pope CLEMENT XIV

[portrait of Pope Clement]
Profile
Conventual Franciscan. Cardinal in 1759. Involved in papal affairs for years prior to his election as pope in 1769. From Pope Clement XIII, he inherited the hostility of every state in Catholic Europe. Forced into suppressing the Jesuits, which removed the papacy's only independent support, and placed the Church at the mercy of the political machinations of secular princes.
Birth
1705 at Rimini, Italy as Lorenzo Ganganelli
Papal Ascension
4 June 1769
Died
22 September 1774; may have been poisoned
Writings
Decet Quam Maxime: On Abuses in Taxes and Benefices, 21 September 1769
Inscrutabili Divinae Sapientiae: Proclaiming a Universal Jubilee, 12 December 1769
Cum Summi: Proclaiming a Universal Jubilee, 12 December 1769
Salutis Nostrae: Proclaiming a Universal Jubilee, 30 April 1774
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