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Aug 09

August 9: The Terrible Sixtus

Sixtus IV

Sixtus IV (1471) It was on this date, August 9, 1471, that Franciscan Friar-turned-Cardinal Francesco della Rovere was elevated to the Papacy as Sixtus IV. A pious man, Sixtus also loved his family – he had a brother, three sisters, and fourteen nephews and nieces (two of those nephews may have been his own sons!) …

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Jul 03

July 3: Churches v. Scholarship

Pope Pius X

His one achievement was to drive out of the Church what was left of Catholic scholarship.

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