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Benedict XIV

Pope who was a patron of the arts and who denounced the cruelty to the indigenous peoples of South America (1675-1758).  Synonym: Prospero Lambertini.

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... counties, and doubled the number of vicars-apostolic. There were now eight districts under the spiritual jurisdiction of these vicars-apostolic, who governed and were governed by the wise constitutions given to their predecessors by Pope Benedict XIV. Meanwhile, the state of the Catholics of England was rapidly improving. Relieved of so many of their disabilities by the gracious Act of 1829, there were no longer any serious legal impediments to the legitimate development of their church. It grew accordingly, and by the year 1840 ...
— Pius IX. And His Time • The Rev. AEneas MacDonell

... After remaining eight months in the country, and before he had an opportunity of considering both sides of the question, he decided against the Jesuits (1704). This decision was confirmed by the Pope in 1706. The controversy continued, however, till 1744, when Benedict XIV. in the Bull, /Omnium sollicitudinem/, issued a final condemnation of the Malabar ...
— History of the Catholic Church from the Renaissance to the French • Rev. James MacCaffrey

... plenary indulgence, and remission of whatever sins and censures, even those reserved to the apostolical see (except the crime of mixed heresy, and, as to ecclesiastics, the censure treated of in the constitution of Benedict XIV., sacramentum Poenitentiae), once in their lives, and again in the article of death; imposing on themselves salutary penance, according to what the crimes demand, and so that if satisfaction may be necessary they may give it of themselves, or by their heirs or ...
— Roman Catholicism in Spain • Anonymous

... filled by a liberal and reforming king, a liberal and reforming emperor, or, strangest of all, a liberal and reforming pope; the age of Frederic the Great, of Catherine the Second, of Joseph the Second, of Peter Leopold, of Benedict XIV., of Ganganelli, of Pombal, of D'Aranda; when the very Bourbons of Naples were liberals and reformers, and all the active minds among the noblesse of France were filled with the ideas which were soon after to cost them so dear. Surely a conclusive example how far mere physical and economic ...
— Considerations on Representative Government • John Stuart Mill

Words linked to "Benedict XIV" :   Bishop of Rome, pope, Vicar of Christ, pontiff, Holy Father, Catholic Pope, Prospero Lambertini, Roman Catholic Pope

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