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Papal Bull decalring St. Francis the Patron Saint of eecology, ecologists and environmentalists francis35.org pdf papal_declaration.en.pdf

As the world waits for a new Pope, we explore the Vatican's Secret Archives (with no help whatsoever from Dan Brown)

Detail of the 1198 papal bull issued by Pope Innocent III calling for a new crusade to the Holy Land; the ill-fated Fourth Crusade lasted from 1202 to 1204

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Jewel encrusted Renaissance Saint George statue, slaying the dragon- The Royal Military Order of Saint George for the Defense of the Faith and the Immaculate Conception was founded by Maximilian II Emanuel, Elector of Bavaria in 1726 to provide for a means of honouring the nobility and recognizing distinguished civil and military service. Its status as a Catholic Order was confirmed in a Papal Bull of 15 March 1728.

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Isabella depicted with darker hair, c. 1485Isabella I , commonly known as Isabel "the Catholic", a title granted to Ferdinand and Isabel by a papal bull in 1496,[1] was Queen of Castile and León (Crown of Castile). She and her husband, Ferdinand II of Aragon, brought stability to the kingdoms that became the basis for the unification of Spain. expelled the Moors, and also sponsored the Columbus expedition to America

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Fourth Crusade Part of the Crusades ConquestOfConstantinopleByTheCrusadersIn1204.jpg Conquest of Constantinople by the Crusaders in 1204. Date 1202–1204 Location Balkans Result Creation of Latin Empire. Territorial changes Partition of the Byzantine Empire, creation of Crusader States in the Balkans.

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Exsurge Domine (Latin: Arise O Lord) is a papal bull issued on 15 June 1520 by Pope Leo X. It was written in response to the teachings of Martin Luther which opposed the views of the papacy. It censured forty one propositions extracted from Luther's 95 theses and subsequent writings, and threatened him with excommunication unless he recanted within a sixty day period commencing upon the publication of the bull in Saxony and its neighboring regions.

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