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Calixtus III

noun
1.
Italian pope whose nepotism put the Borgia family in power in Italy (1378-1458).  Synonyms: Alfonso Borgia, Borgia.






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... bell to be rung every day for the triple Angelical Salutation, called Angelus Domini, at morning, noon, and night. Which practice of devotion several popes have recommended by indulgences; as John XXII., Calixtus III., Paul III., Alexander VII., and Clement X. The late Benedict XIII. has augmented them to those who at the aforesaid hours shall devoutly recite ...
— The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs, and Principal Saints - January, February, March • Alban Butler

... invasion of Europe in the fall of Constantinople, and the importance of securing for Rome a pre-eminent position in the great classical revival, engaged all his energies to the exclusion of necessary reforms. Calixtus III. (1455-58) was too old to do much, yet, notwithstanding his advancing years and the indifference of the European rulers, he threw himself into the struggle against the Turks, aiding and encouraging ...
— History of the Catholic Church from the Renaissance to the French • Rev. James MacCaffrey



Words linked to "Calixtus III" :   Vicar of Christ, Alfonso Borgia, Bishop of Rome, Roman Catholic Pope, Catholic Pope, Borgia, Holy Father, pope, pontiff



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