Innocent III Papacy began 8 January 1198 Papacy ended 16 July 1216 Predecessor Celestine III Successor Honorius III Personal details Birth name Lotario de' Conti di Segni Born 1160 or 1161 Gavignano, Papal States, Holy Roman Empire Died 16 July 1216 (aged 54–55) Perugia, Papal States, Holy Roman Empire
BEAULIEU ABBEY - hampshire england Pope Innocent III constituted Beaulieu an "exempt abbey", meaning that the abbot had to answer to no bishop save the Pope himself. Beaulieu was also invested by the same Pope with special privileges of sanctuary, much stronger than usual and covering not only the abbey itself but all the 23.5ha precinct around that had been originally granted by King John. As Beaulieu was the only abbey in its region with such large and strongly enforced sanctuary…
Pierre de Castelnau was appointed by Pope Innocent III as one of the legates for the suppression of the Cathar heresy in Languedoc. He was beatified in the year of his death by Pope Innocent III, who held Raymond, Count of Toulouse responsible. The relics of Pierre de Castelnau are interred in the church of the ancient Abbey of St-Gilles. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_de_Castelnau
The Crusades - were a series of religious expeditionary wars blessed by the Pope and the Catholic Church, with the stated goal of restoring Christian access to the holy places in and near Jerusalem. The Crusades were originally launched in response to a call from the leaders of the Byzantine Empire for help to fight the expansion into Anatolia of Muslim Seljuk Turks who had cut off access to Jerusalem.