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  Pope Victor II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In June 1055, Victor met the emperor at Florence and held a council, which reinforced Leo IX's condemnation of clerical marriage, simony, and the loss of the church's properties.
As guardian of Henry's infant son Henry IV and adviser of the empress Agnes, Henry's mother and regent, Victor now wielded enormous power, which he used to maintain peace throughout the empire and to strengthen the papacy against the aggressions of the barons.
Although there have been eight German popes, Victor II is one of only three popes from the territory of present-day Germany, the others being Clement II and the current Benedict XVI.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pope_Victor_II   (384 words)

Pope Victor decided, therefore, to bring about unity in the observance of the Easter festival and to persuade the Quartodecimans to join in the general practice of the Church.
Victor, who acted throughout the entire matter as the head of Catholic Christendom, now called upon the bishops of the province of Asia to abandon their custom and to accept the universally prevailing practice of always celebrating Easter on Sunday.
The pope condemned this heresy and excluded Theodotus from the Church.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/15408a.htm   (1431 words)

 ST. VICTOR I   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
According to the "Liber Pontificalis," Victor was an African, the son of Felix.
She asked Pope Victor for a list of the Christians condemned to work in the mines of Sardinia and secured the release of these poor victims.
Pope Victor determined to put a stop to this and ordered Polycrates, bishop of Ephesus, to hold a council of Asiatic bishops and get them to follow the Western custom of celebrating Easter on Sunday.
www.cfpeople.org /Books/Pope/POPEp14.htm   (428 words)

 St. Victor Church | Who is St. Victor?
The papacy of St. Victor I, the 13th pope, is noted for a lull in the Roman persecution of the Church and a controversy over the celebration of Easter.
She asked Pope Victor for a list of Christians condemned to the salt mines in Sardinia and secured their release, ushering in a lull in the ongoing persecutions.
Victor decreed that Easter should be celebrated on a Sunday, but a synod of Asiatic bishops convened by the bishop of Ephesus refused to abandon their custom.
www.saintvictor.org /who.html   (364 words)

 Precinct 333: An African Pope?
Pope Saint Victor I was born in Africa and bore a Latin name as most Africans did at that time.
Victor I is credited with reaffirming the holy feast of Easter to be held on Sunday as Pius has done.
Pope Saint Gelasius I was born in Rome of African parents and was a member of the Roman clergy from youth.
precinct333.blogspot.com /2005/02/african-pope.html   (601 words)

 Africans in the Roman Empire
Pope Victor I, came to power in 168 A.D., at a time when the date of Easter was very controversial.
The second African pope was Militiades, a Black priest who was elected the thirty-seventh pope in 311 A.D. Militiades was the first pope to have an official residence.
Militiades died in 314 A.D. and was the last pope to be buried in the famous Catacombs.
www.africawithin.com /black_history/overview_chapter11.html   (379 words)

 Exiled Italian Royals Go Home
Victor Emmanuel, aged 64, accompanied by his wife, Marina Doria, and his son, Emmanuel Filiberto, 30, took advantage of last month's lifting of the constitutional ban on the return of the male descendants of the Savoy family to set foot in Italy for the first time for 56 years.
His grandfather, King Victor Emmanuel III, was tainted by involvement with fascism and approval of Benito Mussolini's anti-semitic race laws under which all Jewish students were expelled from schools and Jews were banned from public office and forbidden to marry outside their race.
Victor Emmanuel's involvement in arms dealing on behalf of the shah of Iran, his membership of the outlawed rightwing masonic lodge P2 and his prosecution - and subsequent acquittal - for the accidental shooting of a young German man on a yacht near the French island of Cavallo did nothing for the family's popularity.
www.buzzle.com /editorials/12-23-2002-32700.asp   (669 words)

 March/April 1997 - Feature - "Pope Fiction"
Perhaps she was a "pro-choice Catholic" who hates the pope because his efforts to defend the sanctity of unborn life clash with her agenda to "Keep Abortion Legal." Maybe she's mad that he won't compromise Catholic teaching that the sacrament of holy orders is reserved to men.
None of the annals or acts of the popes that were written between the ninth and 13th centuries (and none after that, either) mention her.
The pope is the beast spoken of in Revelation 13.
www.envoymagazine.com /backissues/2.2/mar_apr98_coverstory.html   (5677 words)

 Pope Victor I -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Victor is remembered for the intolerance he displayed towards any lack of uniformity in the church by excommunicating the bishops who opposed his views on Easter.
Until Victor's time, Rome celebrated the (The property of a body that causes it to have weight in a gravitational field) Mass in (A native or inhabitant of Greece) Greek.
Pope Victor changed the language to (Any dialect of the language of ancient Rome) Latin, which was used in his native North Africa.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/p/po/pope_victor_i.htm   (308 words)

 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Pope
Pope, in Latin, papa, from the Greek pappas, meaning “father,” an ecclesiastical title expressing affection and respect and, since the 8th century,...
Benedict XVI, born 1927, pope since 2005, the first German pope since Victor II, who died in 1057, and the first noted scholar in theology to be...
John Paul II (1920-2005), pope from 1978 to 2005, the first non-Italian pope since 1523.
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Saint Victor was the fifteenth pope and a native of fl Africa.
As Pope John Paul ails in a Rome hospital, Cardinal Francis Arinze, a 72 year-old Prefect of Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, could be the one to replace him and become the first African to rule the Holy See since the death of Gelasius I in 496 AD.
One of the pope's closest friends as well as the dean of the College of Cardinals, Gantin is also the prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, which chooses all bishops.
www.africanindependent.com /vatican_pope_black_candidates040105.html   (1147 words)

 Pope Joan - Mysteries of History - U.S. News Online
The female pope reportedly was born in Germany of English missionary parents and grew up unusually bright in an era when learned women were considered unnatural and dangerous.
The chief weakness of the Pope Joan story is the absence of any contemporary evidence of a female pope during the dates suggested for her reign.
The wooden throne, with a potty-style hole in the seat, is said to have been used until the 16th century in the ceremony of papal consecration.
www.usnews.com /usnews/doubleissue/mysteries/pope.htm   (1185 words)

 Encyclopedia: Pope Victor II
Encyclopedia: Pope Victor II Updated 251 days 7 minutes ago.
Victor II, né Gebhard, Count of Calw, Tollenstein and Hirschnerg (ca.
1018 - Arezzo July 28, 1057), pope (1055-1057), kinsman of Emperor Henry III One of the series of German popes during Hildebrand's reform movement, he was consecrated in St.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Pope-Victor-II   (392 words)

 Rejection of Pascal's Wager: Popes Throughout History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
The next two popes were merely stop-gap instruments of Marozia- to warm the papal throne until her son could ascend to it.
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.
The 215th pope Julius II (in office 1503-1513) is well known to most people as the pope who commission Michaelangelo to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
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 The Avalon Project : The Struggle Between Frederick Barbarossa and Alexander III; 1160-1177
The election of pope Victor, then, after all secular influence had been removed and the grace of the Holy Spirit invoked, being confirmed and accepted,-the most Christian emperor, last, after all the bishops and after all the clergy, by the advice and petition of the council accepted and approved the election of pope Victor.
Concerning the complaints and controversies, moreover, which, before the time of pope Adrian were at issue between the church and the empire, mediators shall be constituted on the part of the lord pope and the lord emperor, to whom it shall be given over to terminate the same through a judgment or through an agreement.
The lord pope, moreover, and all the cardinals, just as they have received the lord emperor Frederick as Roman and catholic emperor, so they will receive Beatrix his serene wife as catholic and Roman empress, Provided, however, that she shall be crowned by the lord pope Alexander or by his legate.
www.cis.yale.edu /lawweb/avalon/medieval/barba.htm   (2351 words)

 Cardinals elect Pope Benedict XVI - 4/24/05
Pope Benedict was the first German pope since Pope Victor II, who reigned from 1055-1057.
The new pope was chosen by at least a two-thirds majority of 115 cardinals from 52 countries, who cast their ballots in secret in the Sistine Chapel.
Pope Benedict’s election was announced in Latin to a waiting world from the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica.
catholicnewworld.com /cnw/issue/1_042405.html   (1147 words)

 St. Callistus -- A Deacon who became Pope
Nevertheless, it is consistent with the statement that after the death of Pope Victor, the new pope Zephyrinus "had Callistus as a fellow-worker in the management of his clergy...
She invited the Pope Victor into her presence and requested from him a list of Christians who had been sentenced to Sardinia.
Pope Victor ordered him to live at Antium, although he guaranteed him a small monthly allowance.
www.deacons.net /Deacons_before_us/calixtus.html   (1253 words)

 Victor I, Saint --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The great French novelist and poet Victor Hugo created two of the most famous characters in literature—Jean Valjean, the ex-convict hero of ‘Les Misérables', and the hunchback Quasimodo in ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame'.
Known for the vast range and immense quantity of his output, Hugo was able during much of his long life to write as many as 100 lines of verse...
It was commissioned by pope Gregory IX and was completed by 1230, just four years after Francis' death and two years after his canonization.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9075237?tocId=9075237&query=victor   (747 words)

 Polycrates and Pope Victor; Eusebius A correct translation of petalon?
From his account it can be seen that Polycrates was in no doubt as to the Priestly lineage and official position of the John who was such a young boy in the NT accounts.
Polycrates, Bishop in Ephesus the center of Asia at this time was writing to Bishop Victor in Rome to support the claim of the Asian Churches against the Bishop in Rome ascerting they had a higher authority regarding the dates upon which to celebrate the passover feast, or Easter.
Irenaeus intervened and later told Victor that the dispute was really over a minor issue and the subject of the controversy was left unsettled at this time.
www.geocities.com /aleph135/polycrates.html   (448 words)

 Pope Fiction
Pope Victor I (reigned 189-199) worked to settle a dispute among the bishops of the East and West over when to celebrate Easter - known as the Quartodeciman controversy.
She is eventually elected pope, takes the name John, and sets about skillfully ruling the Church, It's at this point that the most dramatic scenes of the story unfold.
In it, Pope Joan goes into labor while riding in her sede gestiatoria - the portable throne in which popes were carried - as her procession passed the Coliseum on its way from St, Peter's Basilica to St. John Lateran Cathedral.
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Leo IX and it is probable that the pope employed him at Benevento to negotiate peace with the Normans after the fatal battle of Civitate.
Four days later pope and cardinals had to flee from Rome before the imperial prefect of the city, and at Terracina, in spite of all protests, Victor laid aside the papal insignia and once more retired to Monte Cassino where he remained nearly a whole year.
In August a council was held at Benevento, at which he renewed the excommunication of the antipope and the condemnation of lay-investiture, and anathematised Hugh of Lyons and Richard, Abbot of Marseilles.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/15410a.htm   (1681 words)

 Pope Tribute - List of sexually active Popes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Pope Sergius III (897-911) was said to have arranged for Pope Anastasius III (911-913) (supposedly his illegitimate child) to become Pope after him.
Pope John XII (955-963) (deposed by Conclave) was said to have turned the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterno into a brothel and was accused of adultery, fornication, and incest (Source: Patrologia Latina).
Pope Benedict IX (1032-1044, 1045-1046,1047-1048) Accused by Bishop Benno of Placenta of "many vile adulteries and murders." Pope Victor III referred to "his rapes, murders and other unspeakable acts.
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 Pope Victor II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
His nomination to the Papacy by Henry at Mainz, in September 1054, was made at the instance of a Roman deputation headed by Hildebrand, later Pope Gregory VII, whose policy doubtless was to detach from the imperial interest one of its ablest supporters.
In June 1055 Victor met the emperor at Florence, and held a council, which anew condemned clerical marriages, simony, and the alienation of the property of the church.
As guardian of Henry's infant son, and adviser of the empress Agnes, Victor now wielded enormous power, which he began to use with much tact for the maintenance of peace throughout the empire and for strengthening the papacy against the aggressions of the barons.
www.fact-index.com /p/po/pope_victor_ii.html   (282 words)

 Fifth Sunday of Easter (C), May 13, 2001, by John R. Donahue, Lectionary Scripture Readings
Vatican City, Jan. 25, 2059—The recently elected pope, Victor IV, the former archbishop of Lusaka, Charles Tilyenji, who took the name of the first pope from Africa (St. Victor, 189-98), celebrated the traditional Mass for the Curia in St. Paul’s Outside the Walls.
In his address Pope Victor recalled the work of the Second Vatican Council and the hopes that it gave to the church and the world; he then recounted the joy with which the church celebrated the Great Jubilee Year 2000 and entered the new millennium.
Pope Victor then announced his plan to convene not another formal ecumenical council but a congress with representatives from the world college of bishops, religious, clergy and lay people and other Christian leaders to explore how mutual and self-giving love might become the defining sign of Christ’s followers.
www.americamagazine.org /sundayscripture.cfm?articleTypeID=40&textID=1547&issueID=331   (816 words)

 Victor I   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-20)
Saint Victor I was pope from 189 to 199 (the Vatican cites 186 or 189 to 197 or 201).
He was born in the province of Africa, and later came to Rome.
Pope Victor changed the language to Latin, which was used in his native North Africa.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/V/Victor-I.htm   (272 words)

Dauferius was born of the noble family of the princes of Benevento.
Much could be hoped for from such a pope as Blessed Victor III; but his health was shattered, and his short pontificate was stormy.
After this Victor sank rapidly until on September 16, 1087, the gentle Pope died at Monte Cassino.
www.cfpeople.org /Books/Pope/POPEp156.htm   (513 words)

 Pope Benedict XVI
Despite mild contention in that pope's last days from Nigerian cardinal Francis Arinze and Cláudio Hummes of São Paulo, Ratzinger was elected quickly after only two rounds of voting -- hardly 24 hours after the conclave of cardinals first convened.
He succeeds in name Pope Benedict XV, pontiff from 1914-22, and in nationality Pope Victor II, pontiff from 1055-57, making him the first German pope in nearly a thousand years.
Ratzinger is also the oldest newly-elected pope since Pope Clement XII, who was elected pontiff in 1730 at the age of 78, dying ten years later.
www.nndb.com /people/365/000091092   (610 words)

 U.S. Catholic: In practice. (spirituality cafe).(Black popes and saints)(Brief Article)@ HighBeam Research
"Three fl men have been pope, and all are saints.
The first was Pope Saint Victor I, who reigned from 189 to 199 A.D. He decreed the celebration of Easter on Sunday, and convinced Emperor Commodus to stop persecuting Christians.
Victor died a martyr, and was buried on Vatican Hill near the tomb of Saint Peter.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:89971509&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (176 words)

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