Pope Blessed Innocent V
- Also known as
- Petrus a Tarentasia
- 22 June
Famous in his life as a preacher and theologian.
Archbishop of Lyons in 1272.
Wrote several works on philosophy, theology, and canon law.
Worked for peace between the Guelphs and the Ghibellines, Pisa and Lucca, Rudolph of Habsburg and Charles of Anjou.
Played a prominent part in the Council of Lyons, working for the union of the Greeks with Rome.
Cardinal of Ostia.
His papacy lasted less than a year.
- 1245 at Tarentaise, Burgundy, France as Petrus a Tarentasia
- Papal Ascension
- 1277 at Rome of natural causes
- God of truth, you bestowed on Blessed Innocent the gifts of knowledge and prudence and made him a promoter of peace and unity.
By the help of his prayers may we cherish what is of heaven and in perfect unity follow what is right.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
- General Calendar of the Order of Preachers
- Additional Information
Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
New Catholic Dictionary
Our Sunday Visitor's Encyclopedia of Saints, by Matthew Bunson, Margaret Bunson, and Stephen Bunson
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