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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

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Pope Innocent Iii 1161 To 1216 From The National And Domestic History Of England By William Aubrey Published London Circa 1890 Canvas Art - Ken Welsh Design Pics (22 x 34)

Saint Francis of Assisi and Pope Innocent III

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Pope Innocent III (1198–1216) in early papal tiara, Fresco at the cloister Sacro Speco, about 1219.

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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.[1] Beaulieu was also invested by the same Pope with special privileges of sanctuary,[1] 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…

Political map of Languedoc on the eve of the Albigensian Crusade Date 1209–1229 Location Languedoc, France

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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.

1202 - Despite letters from Pope Innocent III forbidding it and threatening excommunication, Catholic crusaders begin a siege of the city of Zara (now Zadar, Croatia)

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Paganism and Catholicism: Sun Worship- Pope Innocent III, with a hat resembling the apparel of Dagon's preists Public Domain

1210 – Pope Innocent III excommunicates Holy Roman Emperor Otto IV. | emperorotto-iv.jpg

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Pope Innocent III.This pope reportedly helped plan the murder of well over one million people during his papacy between 1198-1216. Took the last land of John King of England.

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The horror of the Inquisitions "Anyone who attempts to construe a personal view of God which conflicts with Church dogma must be burned without pity." - Pope Innocent III

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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.

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One of the most influential popes of the Middle Ages, he launched the Albigensian Crusade against the Cathars.

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