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  Biography of Pope Boniface III   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Boniface III was Pope from February 19 to November 12, 607.
Boniface himself is thought to have insisted on the elections being free and fair and may have refused to take up the papacy until convinced that they had been.
Boniface III was buried in St. Peter's Basilica, Rome, on November 12, 607.
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Boniface had a peculiarly thorny problem, however, in the case of a refugee bishop who had fled from the menace of raiding Slavs and Avars.
The date of Boniface's return from Constantinople is not certain, but the interregnum of almost a year (Sabinian was buried February 22, 606, and Boniface III consecrated February 19, 607) might be explained by the fact that Boniface was elected while still serving as ambassador at Constantinople.
Boniface thereupon secured from Emperor Phocas a decree acknowledging that "the See of Blessed Peter the Apostle should be the head of all the Churches" and that the title of "Universal Bishop" should be reserved exclusively for the bishop of Rome.
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When he saw pope Steven in person his heart was touched and promised to defend the man and lend his sword and spear to restore to the defrauded pope all of the property that Constantine had bestowed to Peter and his successors.
The power and authority of the pope had risen from the humble beginning of bishop feeding the sheep to a supreme pontiff holding the keys of the kingdom of heaven and the keys of the cities of Italy.
Boniface VII AD 984-985 died a mysterious sudden death, was dragged through the streets with a rope tied to his feel for his adulteries, then buried in a common grave.
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Boniface now withdrew from Rome to Orvieto, where, on the 4th of September, 1297, he declared war and entrusted the command of the pontifical troops to Landolfo Colonna, a brother of Jacopo.
He was one of the most distinguished canonists of his age, and as pope enriched the general ecclesiastical legislation by the promulgation ("Sacrosanctæ", 1298) of a large number of his own constitutions and of those of his predecessors, since 1234, when Gregory IX promulgated his five books of Decretals.
Gröne, a German Catholic historian of the popes, says of Boniface (II, 164) that while his utterances equal in importance those of Gregory VII and Innocent III, the latter were always more ready to act, Boniface to discourse; they relied on the Divine strength of their office, Boniface on the cleverness of his canonical deductions.
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 New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge, Vol. II: Basilica - Chambers | Christian Classics Ethereal ...
Boniface died Sept. 4, 422, and is reckoned among the saints of the Roman Catholic Church.
Boniface took a lofty tone with Albert, summoning him to appear within six months and submit his claims to the throne, since it belonged to the pope to examine the person chosen king of the Romans, and reject him if unsuitable.
On Dec. 5, 1301, Boniface demanded that his ambassador should immediately be set free to come to Rome; and at the same time he summoned the principal French churchmen and jurists to assemble in Rome Nov. 1, 1302, to take counsel with him in the difficulties of the French question.
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 Pope Boniface VIII Summary
1235-1303) reigned as Pope Boniface VIII from 1294 to 1303.
Boniface responded by issuing the bulls Salvator mundi and Ausculta fili, demanding the bishop's release, revoking the taxing privileges earlier granted to the French king, and commanding attendance of the French bishops at a council to be held at Rome in November 1302 in order to consider the condition of religion in France.
Boniface VIII was born in Anagni as Benedetto Caetani.
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 Pope Paul III Summary
Under Pope Clement VII (1523–34) he became Cardinal Bishop of Portus (Ostia) and dean of the College of Cardinals, and on the death of Clement VII in 1534, was elected as Pope Paul III.
Paul III was in earnest in the matter of improving the ecclesiastical situation, and on June 2, 1536, he issued a papal bull convoking a general council to sit at Mantua in 1537.
Paul III proved unable to suppress the Protestant Reformation, although it was during his pontificate that the foundation was laid for the Counter-Reformation.
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 Pope Boniface IX
Boniface took up the cause of the youthful Ladislaus, heir of Charles III of Naples and Margaret of Durazzo, had him crowned King of Naples at Gaeta (29 May, 1390), and for the next decade aided him efficiently to expel the Angevin forces from Italy.
Boniface protested vigorously, particularly in 1391, but in the end found himself unable to execute his grants without the king's consent and sanction.
Boniface was the first pope to introduce the form of revenue known as annates perpetuæ, or reservation of one-half the first year's fruits of every benefice granted in the Roman Court, this in addition to other traditional expenses.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Pope Boniface III
As a deacon, Boniface had impressed Pope Gregory I, (also known as Gregory the Great), who described him as a man "of tried faith and character" and, in 603, selected him to be apocrisiarius (legate, essentially the papal nuncio) to the court of Constantinople.
On the death of Pope Sabinian in February 606, Boniface was elected his successor although his return from Constantinople to Rome was delayed by almost a year.
Although some authorities cite this as evidence that Boniface founded the Catholic Church, this decree simply restated the much earlier view held by Justinian I who had given legal recognition to the primacy of the Roman pontiff.
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 Pope Boniface III
Pope Boniface III, of Roman extraction and the son of John Cataadioce, was elected to succeed Sabinian after an interregnum of nearly a year; he was consecrated 19 February, 607; d.
He had been ordained a deacon of the Roman Church, and in 603 sent by Gregory the Great as apocrisiarius, or legate, to the court of Constantinople, where, by his tact and prudence, he appears to have gained the favourable regard of the Emperor Phocas.
Pope Boniface was a man "of tried faith and character" (St. Greg., ep.
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 The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church - Guide to documents and events (76-2005)
Boniface III died in November 607 and was succeeded by an unquestionable Gregorian, Boniface IV, consecrated on 25 August 608.
The pope succeeded in obtaining from Constantine the abolition of the tax customarily paid to the exarch at papal elections, but in return the emperor stipulated that the earlier, time-consuming practice of seeking imperial ratification from Constantinople rather than from Ravenna should be restored.
The pope obtained from the emperor the abrogation of the imperial placet.
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 Keeping Catholics Catholic Page XXV-The Timeline-The Seventh Century   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Pope St. Boniface IV holds a Synod to regulate life and discipline in monasteries, among those present were Mellitus, the Bishop of London.
Pope St. Martin I excommunicates Bishop Paul of Thessalonica for rejecting the decision of the Lateran Synod.
Pope Honorus was censored for not speaking Ex cathedra in regards to the Monothelites.
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Truly, the pope's kingdom is a horrible outrage against the power of God and against mankind; an abomination of desolation, which stands in the holy place.
If the pope were the head of the Christian church, then the church were a monster with two heads, seeing that St Paul says that Christ is her head.
I say, the pope is an arch heretic, for he is an adversary to my blessed Saviour Christ; and so am I to the pope, because he makes new laws and ordinances according to his own will and pleasure, and so directly denies the everlasting priesthood of Christ.
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 History of the Mass(hist21.htm)
Pope Boniface V followed him on December 23, 619 after an eleven month delay because of the bitter wars for the Crown of Italy.
Boniface V was the first to establish sanctuary for those were persecuted, offering them refuge inside the churches.
With the Pope exiled the Church needed a visible leader and thus the Cardinals elected a successor to St. Martin on August 10, 654.
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 ST. BONIFACE IV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Boniface was consecrated pope on either August 25 or September 15, 608.
Boniface took an interest in the newly fledged church in England.
Boniface, if his epitaph may be trusted, took Gregory the Great for his model.
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 Interesting Facts
The names in Italics without numbers belong to the Popes that have never been acknowledged and are considered to be Anti-popes.
Pope Luciani was the first Pope in history to name himself with a double name.
"This morning, September 29, 1978, the Pope's private secretary, as he usually did, went to look for him in his private chapel, since the Pope was not there the secretary went to his room and found him dead in bed, with the lights still on, as if he was reading".
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 Pope Agapetus I
In 530, Antipope Dioscoro (530) had been elected as pope with a majority vote over Pope Boniface II (530-532), who had been unlawfully picked by Pope Felix IV (526-630) as his successor.
Boniface II then forced the clergy to sign a retraction vote, and decreed that the late Dioscoro was to be anathemised, removed from the papal records and declared a false pope.
In 535, Pope Agapetus I ordered that the anathema be reverted, and had it burned in the presence of an assembled clergy.
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 Printable version - The Pope, the Papacy, and the Bible
Finally, with the ascension of Boniface III to the papal throne on February 19, 607, it was established (by his own declaration!) that the only “universal bishop” would be that of Rome—ultimately, the one and only pope.
Pope Leo II recognized the doctrinal error of Honorius, and for many centuries, the popes, in their enthronement, were required to swear that “they rejected the heresy whose ferment was introduced by Honorius” (see Hermosillo, n.d.).
Another pope, Eugenius IV (1431), condemned Joan of Arc to be burned at the stake for considering her to be a participant of witchcraft, though Benedict XV canonized her as a “saint” on May 16, 1920 (see Infalibilidad Papal, n.d.).
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 The Papacy, by Abbé Guettée, Chapter V
The Popes sustained it, and confounded that affair with that of the Council of Chalcedon, in order to give it more importance; nevertheless, the prevailing doctrine even in these documents, is that the council could alone determine the basis of reconciliations, thus excluding the idea of a central and sovereign authority at Rome or elsewhere.
The doctrine of one Pope was esteemed to be that of Peter, because seen to be Apostolic; that of another Pope was condemned as contrary to Peter's teaching, because it differed from Apostolic tradition.
The Pope enjoyed great temporal authority in that city under the protection of the Frankic kings; he was rich, and he was ambitious to surround his see with still greater magnificence and splendour.
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 EIPS - The Development of Rome - Antichrist Comes To Light
In the decree of Pope Boniface VIII, issued in 1303, temporal supremacy was formally asserted in the following words: 'In his power there are two swords, the spiritual and the temporal...
Henry was furious with the Pope's refusal to grant him a divorce from Catherine of Aragon.
In 1588 Pope Sixtus gave his benediction to the spanish Armada as it sailed for England with its equipment of priests and instruments of torture designed for 'heretics'.
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 Pope Chart - All 264 Popes - St. Peter to John Paul II
These historic renderings of the Popes were reproduced from the mosaics in the naves of the Basilica of St. Paul- Outside the Walls.
Section Three of The Popes features the history of the 28 Jubilees from the first proclaimed by Pope Boniface VII in 1300 to the XVIII Holy Year of the Great Jubilee Proclaimed by John Paul II in 2000.
"Boniface VIII established the recurrence of the Jubilee which would give devout Christians a specific amount of time in which to fully examine their conscience and soul; before this time, other Popes had attempted to establish specific periods for the forgiveness of sins but the periods and the conditions governing them were always different.
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 Pope Boniface I - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pope Boniface I was pope from 418 to 422.
On the death of Pope Zosimus, two parties put forward their own candidate for Pope, one for Boniface, the other for Eulalius.
Boniface continued the opposition to Pelagianism, persuaded Emperor Theodosius II to return Illyricum to Western jurisdiction, and defended the rights of the Holy See.
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 Pope Sergius III
The reign of Pope Sergius III began the period known as "The Rule of the Harlots" (904-963).
Marozia, while still a child, bore him several illegitimate children, one of which would become Pope John XI (931-935), whom she gave birth to at the age of 15.
Following the death of Sergius III, Theodora had her lover, Pope John X (914-928), return to Rome to be appointed the next Pope.
www.archelaos.com /popes/details.aspx?id=135   (220 words)

 The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church - Creations of Cardinals of the VI Century
On November 22, 499, the same day of the election of Pope St. Symmachus, by minority of the clergy who were friendly to the Byzantines and were supported by a party in the Senate, elected the Roman archpriest Lawrence as Antipope.
Gregorio, O.S.B., de la gens Anicia, Roman, grandson of Pope Felix IV (III), created Cardinal deacon ca 577, his regional deaconry is not known.
Boniface, O.S.B., from Marsi, Cardinal deacon in 604 (?).
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 ~The Pope in Red~ Gregory XVII's Successor?
"But", she said, "the Pope is still attached to the things of the earth." And, as is said elsewhere, "He will want to save what he thinks can be saved." In other words, the True Pope, will use his human judgment and leave Rome, instead of remaining firm in the face of the invaders.
Pope of the Roman Catholic Church from October 26, 1958 A.D., to May 2, 1989 A.D. Of course this historically accurate story (The "Siri" Fact) as well as the True Church's hierarchy continues.
**Pope Gregory XVII was under a documented constant death threat from the Masons to keep silent about His Papacy until his "death" in 1989.
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 Papal Claims to Authority
NOTE: Popes John Paul I and John Paul II, in 1978, both declined the formal coronation ceremony and the wearing of the triple-tiered crown, as it was considered to be inappropriate in view of the second Vatican Council's emphasis on the pastoral role of the Papacy, rather than its temporal authority.
In any case, Pope Boniface III (607 A.D.), a mere three years after the death of Gregory, petitioned Emperor Phocus to declare the Roman See the head of all Christian churches and that the title Universal Bishop would apply exclusively to the Bishop of Rome.
Though proved a forgery in the 15th century, the use of the phrase "universal pope" in the Donation of Constantine shows the title was attributed to the Bishop of Rome in the 8th century.
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