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  Pope Benedict IX - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The son of Alberic III, Count of Tusculum, Benedict IX was the nephew of Pope Benedict VIII (1012–24) and Pope John XIX (1024–32).
Benedict IX, being a child or an adolescent at the time of his first assumption of the Holy See, was entirely unsuited to be pontiff; he reportedly led an extremely dissolute life, although in terms of theology and the ordinary activities of the Church he was entirely orthodox.
Benedict IX rejected this and when Clement II died in October 1047 he seized the Lateran Palace in November 1047, but was driven away in July 1048 and Poppo of Brixen as finally succeeded Clement II as Pope Damasus II (1048).
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 BENEDICT (I.-XIV.) - LoveToKnow Article on BENEDICT (I.-XIV.)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
BENEDICT Ix., pope from 1033 to 1056, son of Alberic, count of Tusculum, and nephew of Benedict VIII., was also called Theophylactus.
the lout or dolt, bishop of Velletri) was pope from 1058 to 1059.
(Jacques Fournier), pope from 1334 to I342,~ the son of a miller, was born at Saverdun on the Arrige.
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 Can the Pope Retire?
Pope Sylvester III was consecrated on Jan. 20, 1045.
Apparently, Benedict IX was promised a large sum of money and a woman in marriage if he resigned his office in favor of John Gratian, Archpriest of the Church of St. John at Porta Latina.
Pope Gregory XII (1406 - 1415) was elected as the legitimate pope at a time when there were two anti-popes: The Avignon Pope, Benedict XIII, who was supported by the French king; and the Pisa Pope, John XXIII, who was supported by conciliarists of the renegade Council of Pisa.
www.catholiceducation.org /articles/religion/re0786.html   (1221 words)

 Pope Benedict XVI from Our Sunday Visitor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Pope Benedict XV followed the last saint pope—Pope St. Pius X. By choosing the name Benedict, Pope Benedict XVI may be sending a message about the sanctity of his own predecessor.
Pope Benedict VI 973-974: Very little is know of his papacy except that he was strangled by a faction of nobles in Castle of Sant’ Angelo.
Pope Benedict IX (Theophylactus), 1012-1024, 1032-1045, 1045: Only 20 years old when he assumed the Chair of Peter, he was deposed and reinstated twice, thus being the 145th, 147th and 150th pope.
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Benedict, however, succeeded in expelling Sylvester the same year; but, as some say, that he might marry, he resigned his office into the hands of the Archpriest John Gratian for a large sum.
Benedict, Sylvester, and Gregory were deposed at the Council of Sutri (1046) and a German bishop (Suidger) became Pope Clement II.
Leo IX died, and never to have ceased endeavouring to seize the papacy.
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 BENEDICT IX   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
With Sylvester III and Benedict IX fighting Gregory for the control of Rome, things were in a frightful muddle.
According to one report, which it may be hoped is true, Benedict retired to the abbey of Grottaferrata, resigned all claim to the papacy, and spent his last years as a penitent.
And like the few other bad men who were popes, Benedict taught nothing but the pure doctrine of Christ, though by so doing he condemned and did not excuse his own evil life.
www.cfpeople.org /Books/Pope/POPEp146.htm   (497 words)

 The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church - Creations of Cardinals of the XI Century
Deposed as pope by the synod of Sutri on December 20, 1046.
Relapsed and was excommunicated by Pope Victor III in the Council of Benevento in August 1087.
It was in the pagan basilica of Matilda, in the IX region of Rome.
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 New Catholic Dictionary: Benedict IX, Pope   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Pope Benedict IX Reigned from 1032 to 1044, in 1045, and from 1047 to 1048.
Count of Tusculum and nephew of the two preceding popes, he was placed on the papal throne by his father, Alberic, when a youth of twenty.
Regretting this action he attempted to regain the chair but Emperor Henry III intervened, and at the Congress of Sutri the three claimants were deposed and Clement II elected pope.
www.catholic-forum.com /saints/ncd01182.htm   (123 words)

 The Ecole Glossary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Rumored to have been 12 at the time he became pope, Benedict IX was probably in his late 20's when his family's position and money put him on the papal throne in 1032.
Born Theophylactus, the pope led a dissolute life, and the Roman people drove him from the city in 1044 and elected Sylvester II pope or anti-pope.
Benedict held Rome at the time and retained rule until July 1048, when he was ousted in favor of Damasus II.
www2.evansville.edu /ecoleweb/glossary/benedictix.html   (178 words)

 SBU Dept. of History & Political Science: HIS 1113 Lecture Twenty-six   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In his coronation of Henry II, Pope Benedict VIII had modeled it on a coronation ritual that had been utilized by the Roman Emperor at Constantinople since the fifth century instead of the more ancient ceremony used in the west beginning with the coronation of Charlemagne.
Benedict IX, member and nominee of the dominant Roman political faction headed by the family of the counts of Tusculum, had been pope from 1032 until 1044 when he was driven out of office and from Rome by Sylvester III, leader of a rival political faction.
Benedict IX made a deal with the new ruling faction in Rome to abdicate if they would pension him with a very considerable sum (1000 pounds of silver).
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 Catholic World News : Bishop's Remarks on Papal Resignation Cause Furor
Pope Martin I, who was exiled by the Byzantine emperor in 653, tacitly approved the election of a successor, Pope Eugene I. In 964 Pope Benedict V, often seen as an anti-pope, was deposed by Emperor Otto I, and accepted that verdict, renouncing his pontificate.
Pope Sylvester III was expelled by his rival, Pope Benedict IX, in 1045; Benedict IX in turn abdicated several months later in favor of Pope Gregory VI.
Pope John Paul II (bio - news) himself addressed the question of papal resignation in his apostolic constitution Universi Dominici Gregis, concerning the procedures for a papal conclave.
www.cwnews.com /news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=11977   (518 words)

 Can the Pope Retire?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
He was the nephew of Pope Benedict VIII (1012—1024) and Pope John XIX (1024—1032), and a member of one of the powerful families.
Pope Sylvester III was consecrated on January 20, 1045.
Pope Gregory XII (1406—1415) was elected as the legitimate pope at a time when there were two anti-popes: the Avignon Pope, Benedict XIII, who was supported by the French king; and the Pisa Pope, John XXIII, who was supported by conciliarists of the renegade Council of Pisa.
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 Gregory VI takes Benedict IX's place   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
He was not pope long, owing to a general perception his payoff to Benedict amounted to the purchase of the papacy.
Everyone agrees that he was one of the worst-behaved of all the popes, a disgrace to the Roman Church.
Fortunately for the church, he was quickly driven out and replaced by a better man. It seems that in the end Benedict grew ashamed of himself, repented and went to live in an abbey where he died.
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 Rejection of Pascal's Wager: Popes Throughout History
The next two popes were merely stop-gap instruments of Marozia- to warm the papal throne until her son could ascend to it.
Benedict IX held the papal office on three separate occasions: from 1032 to 1044, in 1045 and from 1047 to 1048.
Pope Alexander III (in office 1159-1181) had the dubious distinction of being one of the first popes to order the use of force against heresies.
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 Pope can step down if he wants to - and he wouldn’t be the first
Along with the anti-pope* Benedict XIII, Gregory was ‘deposed’ as a schismatic by the Council of Pisa on June 5, 1409.
Benedict IX became pope on October 21, 1032, and (the only pope to have done so) held the office on three occasions.
Benedict was reinstated as pope on November 8, 1047.
www.catholicweekly.com.au /02/jun/2/19.html   (1023 words)

We have searched the list of popes, and have reached a startling conclusion - there was no Pope Benedict X. Pope Benedict IX was force out of the papacy by the emperor in 1048, and Benedict XI started his short reign in 1303.
By assuming the title of Benedict XI he was giving validity to the supposed papacy of the antipope who called himself Benedict X. There has until recently been a wide variety of official lists of popes, whose continuity forms the title deed of Rome.
Benedict XVI (or is it Benedict XV?) blamed the media for over reacting to the scandal, but this is but an open admission that the public pretended sanctity of the priesthood is more valuable to the pope than the young men who have been marred for life.
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 End of Europe's Middle Ages - Investiture Contests
Dismayed by the corruption of the current papacy, Henry III marched on Italy in 1046, deposed Pope Benedict IX and his two rivals and appointed the first in a series of reform-minded German popes.
Pope Gregory VII, however, refused to recognize anything divine about the lay rulers and contended that popes alone had the power to appoint and depose not only bishops but kings and emperors also.
To underline this, Pope Gregory VII excommunicated and deposed Henry IV.
www.ucalgary.ca /applied_history/tutor/endmiddle/bluedot/invest.html   (491 words)

The German Pope Damasus II died in 1048, and the Romans sent to ask Henry III, Conrad's successor, to let them have as the new pope either Halinard, Archbishop of Lyons, or Bruno.
Before Leo could do anything in the matter of the reform of the Church on which his heart was set, he had first to put down another attempt on the part of the ex-Pope Benedict IX to seize the papal throne.
One of the results of this meeting was that Hunfrid, Archbishop of Ravenna, was compelled by the emperor to cease acting as though he were the independent ruler of Ravenna and its district, and to submit to the pope.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/09160c.htm   (2451 words)

 papal resignation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
On the other hand, Pope St. Silverius, who was consecrated pope on June 1, 536, was the first pope forcibly deposed.
He was the nephew of Pope Benedict VIII (1012 — 1024) and Pope John XIX (1024 — 1032), and a member of one of the powerful families.
Pope Gregory XII (1406 — 1415) was elected as the legitimate pope at a time when there were two anti-popes: The Avignon Pope, Benedict XIII, who was supported by the French king; and the Pisa Pope, John XXIII, who was supported by conciliarists of the renegade Council of Pisa.
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 Church History Forum: Papal Abdication and Retirement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Pope St. Martin I (649-655): resigned in 655 while in exile in Crimea (he had been exiled by the Byzantine Emperor Constans II for his rejection of the heresy of Monothelitism).
Pope Benedict IX (1032-45): this pope was one of the few bad eggs that have held the Chair of Peter.
Pope Gregory VI (1045-46): this pope was the godfather of Benedict IX, he bought the office from his godson, to avoid further scandal.
www.saint-mike.org /Apologetics/QA/Answers/Church_History/h010826Lim.html   (427 words)

 Patron Saints Index: Pope Benedict IX   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
146th pope at age 20 due to the political machinations of his father.
Notoriously corrupt, in 1044 he was driven from the throne as unfit to rule by a Roman faction.
Upon Clement's death in 1047 Benedict seized the throne, but in 1048 he was forced out by Clement's successor, Damasus II.
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 Pope Benedict IX
Benedict IX, Roman Catholic Pope from 1033 to 1056, son of Alberic, count of Tusculum, and nephew of Benedict VIII, was also called Theophylactus.
The disorders of his conduct, though tolerated by the emperors, Conrad II and Henry III, who were then morally responsible for the pontificate, at length disgusted the Romans, who drove him out in 1044 and appointed Silvester III his successor.
He sold his rights to his godfather, the priest Johannes Gratianus, who was installed under the name of Pope Gregory VI (1045).
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 Benedict IX --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The last of the popes from the powerful Tusculani family, he was notorious for selling the papacy and then reclaiming the office twice.
He reigned in Avignon, Provence, in opposition to the reigning popes in Rome, during the Western Schism (1378–1417), when the Roman Catholic Church was split by national rivalries claiming the papal throne.
Prior to his election as pope, Benedict led a distinguished career as a theologian and as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9078564   (579 words)

 CBSNews.com Who's Who Person
With his dissolute life and attempts to regain the papacy after he resigned, Pope Benedict IX was considered a disgrace to the church.
At a very young age, he was elected in 1032 to succeed his two uncles, who were popes just before him.
The excesses of his lifestyle, however, led the Romans to try to replace him with an antipope in 1044, but Benedict was successful in driving out his rival, only to resign the papacy the next year so he could marry.
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 Local News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Although last week's selection of Pope Benedict XVI was fairly quick and uneventful, one of the strangest, most prolonged papal elections in history resulted in not one but three popes, and one of them - descended from a noted Jewish family - has been called "the Jewish Pope."
Informed by Benedict that to continue their business relationship he would have to convert, Baruch eventually agreed, taking as his Christian name that of the pope, so that Baruch became Benedict.
When the then-current pope, Honorius II (1124-1130), fell ill and was about to die, the Pierleone family advanced the name of their own Pietro to be his successor.
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 Pope Benedict XVI - Unexplained Mysteries Discussion Forums
Pope Benedict V served for only one month, before being deposed and sent to Hamburg to become a deacon.
Benedict was eventually killed by an irate husband, his mutilated corpse dragged thru the streets before being tossed into a cesspool.
Pope Clement II was crowned and when he died a year later, Benedict seized the Papacy again, but was finally driven out in 1048, replaced by Damasus II.
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 Benedict XVI - A true liberal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Benedict XV was pope from 1914 to 1922 -- the pope who witnessed the age of peace, prosperity and hope turn to one of bloodshed, violence, and the total state.
These were the worldly concerns of popes that followed Benedict XV, all the way to John Paul II, who was singularly instrumental in overthrowing the great tyrannies of the last century.
Benedict I is a possibility, as is any one of the 14 other Benedicts.
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