Friday, April 27, 2007

One Hundred Eighty-third Pope: Clement IV - 0 comments

Before his ascension to the papal throne, Clement IV was known as Guy Foulques the Fat. Seriously. He was not a professional churchman; before he got into Religion he was a soldier and lawyer.

During his turbulent papacy (1265-1268), he was forced to live in Viterbo, travel in disguise, and stay the heck away from Rome.


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