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  • Pope Francis The Encyclical

    Pope Francis is the 266th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. Pope Francis’s birth name is Jorge Mario Bergoglio and he was born in Flores, Bueno Aires, Argentina on December 17, 1936. His papal name is in honor of St. Francis of Assisi of Italy. Before becoming a pope Bergoglio got his degree in chemistry and a Ph.D. in theology. In 1958, Bergoglio entered the novitiate of the Society of Jesus. Bergoglio was also a teacher and he taught literature and psychology at Colegio del Salvatore and Colegio of San José. In 1969, he was ordained as a priest and in 1973 he became Jesuit provincial of Argentina. In 1998 he became archbishop of Argentina. A few short years later he ordained as cardinal in 2001. On March 13, 2013, Bergoglio became the pope he was also the first pope that was non-European. The encyclical is a letter written by the Pope. This a nonfiction text. This piece of writing is informational but also persuasive. This letter is written to inform the public. The overall point of this piece of writing is to discuss the environment. Pope Francis talks about the changes of the earth due to human behavior. He goes into detail of each aspect of the earth and talks about the changes and the reason people should want to help fix…

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  • Pope Reregory I's Influence On The Medieval Popes

    kings and bloodlines were often feuding, most of Europe was bound together by Christianity. This shared religion raised the head of the Church, the bishop of Rome, also called the pope, to a position of great power. Throughout the Middle Age, these popes used their power to wield heavy influence over the running of Europe, whether for better or for worse. Four of the most influential Medieval popes of the Roman Catholic Church were Gregory I, Urban II, Innocent III, and Boniface VIII. Pope…

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  • The Fall Of Pope Urban II And Pope Urban II

    Hungary; essentially Western Europe (Crusades Map). In the Catholic Kingdoms, the Pope had control of all church affairs, and the priest had control over a single church (Ellis 217-218). During the late 12th century, the Holy Father was Pope Urban II. Pope Urban II was a Catholic Christian and was in charge of all Catholic Church affairs (“The Crusades”). The Byzantine Empire had branched off from Rome in 330 AD, and the Byzantine Empire followed a different branch…

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  • The Influence Of Pope Boniface VIII

    Church near the early 1800’s is because of Pope Boniface VIII. Pope Boniface the VIII was not a saint, but a scoundrel. He influenced the church in a negative way by opposing King Philip IV of France, trying to make many changes in the Church that produced outcomes which were negative and issuing the Unam Sanctum. His family and his background had a big influence on his beliefs and those beliefs affected everything he did and said. Pope Boniface VIII original name was Benedetto Caetani. He was…

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  • Analysis Of Hitler's Pope By John Cornwell

    Hitler’s Pope was written in 1999 by John Cornwell and it examines the actions of Eugenio Pacelli. Eugenio Pacelli would later become Pope Pius XII of the Roman Catholic Church before, during and after the events of World War Two. Cornwell covers the life and the actions of Pacelli during the events of the war from his actions with Adolf Hitler as well as the relation/ internal workings of the Roman Catholic Church and its dealings during the war. The book begins talking about the Pacellis…

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  • Analysis Of Pope Joan

    article about a legendary female pope, or popesse, appealed to me as a Catholic who has learned a lot about Church history in nine years of Catholic schooling. A pope had a lot of influence in the Middle Ages as the head of the highly powerful Church, and the idea of an accidental female pope interested me due to the low status of women at the time. I also enjoy reading stories about mysterious legends and myths. Noble wrote this article intending to explain where her story came from, why she…

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  • Pope Gregory Vii's The Sun And The Prince: Analysis

    a battle for control of Europe’s people. The struggle, though brewing for generations, was pushed to the forefront of European politics by the actions of Pope Gregory VII, who attempted to dispose of Holy Roman Emperor Henry IV and set an example of papal power. Rome’s political influence reached its peak under the guidance of Pope Innocent III who played Kingmaker and pitted the great armies of Europe against each other with mere declarations of faith. As often happens…

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  • Analysis Of Unam Sanctum By Pope Boniface VIII

    The papal bull ‘Unam Sanctum’ by Pope Boniface VII in 1302 was an attempt by the pope to assert papal authority in a time of conflict with the power of King Phillip “the fair” of France. The separation of church and kings had never been completely separate but this conflict brought the issue to the fore. Boniface was attempting to hold on to papal authority in a time when ‘temporal’ or Kingly power was rising and steadily overlapping with the generally accepted spiritual sphere of authority. He…

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  • The Meaning Of The First Crusade By Pope Urban II

    The Significance of the Calling of the First Crusade The significance of the calling of the First Crusade by Pope Urban II is the fall of Jerusalem, which happened directly, as well as the fall of Constantinople and the Crusades that followed. The First Crusade lasted three years and resulted in the fall of Jerusalem. The Second and Third Crusade lasted two and five years respectively. The Fourth Crusade last two years and resulted in the fall of the city of Constantinople. The Fifth…

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  • Pope Paul V's Populorum Progressio, By Pope Paul VI

    Populorum Progressio is an encyclical written by Pope Paul VI in 1967. The title of this encyclical means “One the Development of People”. In this encyclical, Pope Paul VI highlights urgent problems that must be dealt within weaker, undeveloped nations. The injustices that Pope Paul VI addresses include widespread hunger, poverty, disease and ignorance. Populorum Progressio is split into two sections; humankind's complete development and humankind’s common development. The development progress…

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