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  Pope Leo I - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An uncompromising foe of heresy, Leo found that in the diocese of Aquileia, Pelagians were received into church communion without formal repudiation of their errors; he wrote to rebuke this culpable negligence, and required a solemn abjuration before a synod.
Leo enforced his authority in 445 against Dioscurus, Cyril's successor in the patriarchate of Alexandria, insisting that the ecclesiastical practise of his see should follow that of Rome; since Mark, the disciple of Peter and founder of the Alexandrian Church, could have had no other tradition than that of the prince of the apostles.
In 444 Leo laid down in a letter to them the principle that Peter had received the primacy and oversight of the whole Church as a requital of his faith, and that thus all important matters were to be referred to and decided by Rome.
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 Pope Leo XIII - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pope Leo XIII, born Vincenzo Gioacchino Raffaele Luigi Pecci (March 2, 1810 – July 20, 1903), was Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, having succeeded Pope Pius IX (1846–78) on February 20, 1878 and reigning until his death in 1903.
Leo XIII was also the first Pope to come out strongly in favour of the French Republic, upsetting many French monarchists, but his support for democracy did not necessarily imply his acceptance of egalitarianism: "People differ in capacity, skill, health, strength; and unequal fortune is a necessary result of unequal condition.
Leo XIII's regnal length was subsequently exceeded by that of Pope John Paul II on March 14, 2004.
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 Pope St. Leo I (the Great)
Leo at the same time ordered that a council of bishops belonging to the neighbouring provinces should be convened to institute a rigid enquiry, with the object of determining whether any of the bishops had become tainted with the poison of this heresy.
Leo was no less active in the spiritual elevation of the Roman congregations, and his sermons, of which ninety-six genuine examples have been preserved, are remarkable for their profundity, clearness of diction, and elevated style.
Leo died on 10 November, 461, and was buried in the vestibule of St. Peter's on the Vatican.
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 Pope Leo X
Leo tried, as Nicholas V had formerly done, to increase the treasures of the Vatican Library, and with this object sent emissaries in all directions, even to Scandinavia and the Orient, to discover literary treasures and either obtain them, or borrow them for the purpose of making copies.
Leo's attitude towards the imperial succession was influenced primarily by his anxiety concerning the power and independence of the Holy See and the so-called freedom of Italy.
The magnificent pope was given a simple funeral and not until the reign of Paul III was a monument erected to his memory in the Church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva.
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The election of Pope Alexander VI took him back to Rome for the conclave (assembly of cardinals to elect the pope); otherwise he lived in Florence until he was exiled in November 1494 with the other members of the Medici family on the charge of their betraying the republic.
Leo X, who inherited the council before it was a year old, was little inclined to preside over the sweeping reforms that the church so desperately needed on the eve of the Protestant Reformation.
Leo X was not only the head of the Christian Church, he was also the temporal ruler of the Papal States and head of the Medici family that ruled the Florentine republic.
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 Biography – Pope Leo IV – The Papal Library
Leo IV had, in 850, crowned Louis II as emperor, or rather as associate in the empire, and he lived constantly in good understanding with him, as well as with Lothaire, the still living father of Louis.
Leo built, at a short distance, a new city, but in the course of time it was deserted, and the inhabitants returned to the old Centum Cellae, to which they gave the name of Civita Vecchia (the old city), which it still bears.
This pope was very learned; he united the rarest virtues, circumspection, munificence, piety, humanity, courage, and love of justice; he was beneficent to the poor, and fulfilled the duties of the pontifical ministry with the most exemplary exactitude.
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 Pope Leo I
Leo I, who alone of Roman pontiffs shares with Pope Gregory I the surname of "The Great", Pope from 440 to 461, was a native of Rome, or, according to a less probable account, of Volterra in Tuscany.
The result of a correspondence was that Leo by his legates sent to Flavian that famous epistle in which he sets forth with great fulness of detail the doctrine ever since recognized as orthodox regarding the union of the two natures in the one person of Jesus Christ.
The pope was less successful with Genseric when the Vandal chief arrived under the walls of Rome in 455, but he secured a promise that there should be no incendiarism or murder, and that three of the oldest basilicas should be exempt from plunder -- a promise which seems to have been faithfully observed.
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 Martin Luther . Characters.Pope Leo X | PBS
Pope Leo X was born Giovanni de Medici in 1475 and raised in Italy's most culturally sophisticated city, Florence, as part of the prestigious de' Medici family, renowned patrons of the arts, benefactors of scholarship, and masters of political intrigue.
He was a skilful administrator, and became Pope at the age of 37 in 1513.
Pope Leo X was also the Patron of the artist Raphael and granted King Henry VIII of England the title 'Defender of the Faith'.
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 ST. LEO III   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In 799 a conspiracy was hatched by Paschal the primicerius, a nephew of the late pope.
While Leo was walking in the procession of the Greater Litanies on April 25, armed men scattered the procession and fell on the Pope.
The bishops, of course, refused to try the Pope, but Leo willingly mounted the ambo in St. Peter's and solemnly swore that he was innocent of the charges.
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Leo combatted simony, enforced celibacy among the clergy, encouraged development of the chant and the liturgy, condemned Berengarius, and strove to prevent the schism between the Eastern and Western churches that was being engineered by Emperor Michael Coerularius.
Leo IX decided to consolidate the material position of the papacy by adding parts of southern Italy to his territories, but this proved to be his undoing.
Pope Leo IX was captured at Civitella and imprisoned at Benevento.
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 Pope Leo XIII
Leo XIII pope from 1878 to 1903, was born Gioacchino Pecci at Carpineto on the 2nd of March 1810.
The second day after his election Pope Leo XIII crossed the Tiber incognito to his former residence in the Falconieri Palace to collect his papers, returning at once to the Vatican, where he continued to regard himself as "imprisoned" so long as the Italian government occupied the city of Rome.
The visit of Edward VII to Leo XIII in April 1903 was a further proof of the friendliness between the English court and the Vatican.
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 AllRefer.com - Saint Leo I, pope (Roman Catholic Popes And Antipopes) - Encyclopedia
Saint Leo I, pope, Roman Catholic Popes And Antipopes
He wrote the celebrated Tome of Leo, a doctrinal letter defining the two natures and one person of Christ that was later adopted as ecumenical at Chalcedon (see Chalcedon, Council of), when the heresiarch Eutyches was condemned.
Leo's letters and sermons reflect the many aspects of his career and personality, including his great personal influence for good, and are invaluable historical sources.
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 November 10, 1999 TOP 100 CATHOLICS: (nov10top.htm)
Leo was born of noble parents Count Louis Pecci and Anna Prosperi Pecci on March 2, 1810 in the family palace at Carpineto, Italy which was then in the Diocese of Anagni in the Papal States.
Leo's were a forerunner for all the modern Popes which have been elevated to a higher level by John Paul's attention to all God's children in emphasizing human dignity and the Sanctity of Life.
Leo XIII was able to see the dawn of the new century but he knew within his heart that he would not live to see any of the events he realized were inevitable.
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 Pope Leo IX   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Pope Leo IX (1048-1054) objected to Patriarch Cerularius' closing of the Latinrite churches in Constantinople, but went over the head of the patriarch and complained to the Eastern Emperor himself.
At any rate, the Pope, already a prisoner of the Normans, and with a head full of troubles with his own emperor, the Church in France and England, missionaries being persecuted, and lords and kings putting their nogood sons and nephews in as abbots and bishops, was probably not a little upset over Cerularius' apology.
Among the things Pope Leo did while in prison, was to begin in earnest to acquire a speaking knowledge of Greek (his previous knowledge of Greek was New Testament Greek), the better to undertsand for himself what the Greeks were saying.
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 Leo XIII, pope. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Leo’s election brought a turn in the course of the papacy; he was abreast of the times and tried, especially by preaching to the whole church, in encyclical letters, to form Roman Catholic attitudes appropriate to living in the modern world.
His influence was increased by the length of his reign; thus he was able to furnish the college of cardinals with an unusual number of excellent men (including John Henry Newman in 1879 and James Gibbons in 1886).
Leo’s program for society appeared in Rerum novarum (1891), an arraignment of capitalism that also showed the insufficiencies of Marxian socialism; it set up Catholic aims and ideals.
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 ST. LEO IV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Leo, though a spiritual man, had to devote a great deal of time to temporal matters.
Leo also built a fortified town at Portus near the mouth of the Tiber and settled Corsican refugees there to man the walls.
Leo held a synod in 853 which renewed the reform canons of Eugene's synod in 826.
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 COB-NET Historical Notes: Pope Leo X
The Church at Rome was badly in need of ecclesiastical reform before Pope Leo X and these new deceptive money-making schemes were the proverbial "straw that broke the camel's back." Luther responded by posting his ninety-five arguments for reform.
The rest of Leo's life was a series of military treaties and alliances when he should have been correcting the religious turmoil that resulted from his own excesses and lack of focus.
Leo died of malaria and was buried without pomp or recognition.
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 Pope Leo XIII   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Pope Leo XIII (born March 2, 1810; died July 20, 1903) was pope from 1878 to 1903.
The pontificate of Leo XIII was especially important for the leadership he gave on social questions.
Leo also took an interest in education and opened the Vatican archives to all scholars.
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 Pope Leo XIII   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Pope Leo XIII was Bishop of Rome from 1878 to 1903.
In the course of his twenty-five years as pope, he issued a number of encyclicals on such topics as civil government, socialism, Christian citizenship, the evils affecting modern society, slavery, and Christian democracy.
But with Leo's reign, the movement 'captured' the papacy in the way that the eleventh century reform had 'captured' Leo IX or the reform of the sixteenth century had Paul III.
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 Pope St. Leo the Great, Plinio Correa de Oliveira commentary on the Saint of the Day, April 11 @ TraditionInAction.org
Leo was informed of this situation by St. Turibius, Bishop of Astorga in Spain.
The Pope wrote him a long letter in which he refuted the errors of the Priscillian heresy and qualified it as the “sewer of all the prior heresies.” In particular he condemned its denial of free will and the influence of astrology, considered infallible.
Leo also showed the connection between the Priscillians and the Manicheans, and sent St. Turibius the conclusions of the juridical processes that he had made against the latter in Rome.
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 Pope St. Leo II, Plinio Correa de Oliveira commentary on the Saint of the Day, July 3 @ TraditionInAction.org
Monothelism was condemned by the successors of Pope Honorius: Pope Severinus (640-640) formally condemned it, Pope John IV (640-642) and Pope Theodore I (642-649) excommunicated Pyrrhus, patriarch of Constantinople, for defending the same error.
The Ecumenical Council of Constantinople (680-681) condemned Monothelism and Pope Honorius as a heretic.
He approved the conclusions of the Sixth Ecumenical Council, which condemned the pope, who, according to the words of St. Leo II “instead of purifying the Apostolic Church, permitted the immaculate to be maculated by a profane treason.” Pope Leo II affirmed this about his antecessor, Pope Honorius.
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 Pope Leo Background   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Pope from 440 to 461 during the time of the invasion of Attila the Hun.
As Leo spoke, Attila saw the vision of a man in priestly robes, carrying a bare sword, and threatening to kill the invader if he did not obey Pope Leo.
As Leo had a great devotion to Saint Peter, many believe the first pope was the visionary opponent to the Huns.
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 Pope Leo X: Evaluation of His "Fable of Christ" Statement
Leo the tenth was a Florentine borne, of the noble house of Medicea, and called ere he were Pope John Medices.
This Leo was of his owne nature a gentil and quiet person:but often times ruled by those that were cruell and contencious men, whom he suffered to do in many matters according to their insolent wil.
If [Holding] really wants to embrace Pope Leo X as a beloved brother in Christ, he is perfectly free to do so.
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 Pope Leo X - Wikiquote
Pope Leo X, né Giovanni di Lorenzo de' Medici (December 11, 1475 - December 1, 1521), became Pope in 1513.
Exsurge Domine, Bull of Pope Leo X issued June 15, 1520, condemning the above statement of Martin Luther's.
To one on the point of death imperfect charity necessarily brings with it great fear, which in itself alone is enough to produce the punishment of purgatory, and impedes entrance into the kingdom.
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 Patron Saints Index: Pope Saint Leo III
Elected pope the day after his predecessor's burial, probably so there would not be any outside interference with the decision of the cardinals.
Upon his election, he sent Charlemagne the keys of Saint Peter and the standard of the city of Rome, indicating his choice of Charlemagne as protector of the city and the see.
On 25 April 799, members of Pope Adrian I's family hired thugs to attack Leo in a procession.
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 Pope Leo the Great
Leo must have achieved eminence early, for even then he corresponded with Archbishop Cyril of Alexandria,[1] and Cassian dedicated his treatise against Nestorius to him.[2] In 440 Leo was sent to Gaul to try to make peace between the imperial generals, Aetius and Albinus.
Leo was now called upon to deal with difficulties in the East far greater than any he had so far encountered in the West.
The Pope's legates refused to subscribe to the unjust sentence; they were not allowed to read to the council a letter from Leo to Flavian, known later as Leo's .
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