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Pope Benedict XII

(Jacques Fournier, O. Cist.)

1334.12.20 – 1342.04.25

Bishop of Rome

Vicar of Jesus Christ

Successor of the Prince of the Apostles

Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church

Patriarch of the West

Metropolitan Archbishop of the Province of Rome

Servant of the Servants of God


Born:1285 (Saverdun, France)
Ordained Priest:
Consecrated Bishop:
Created Cardinal:1327.12.18
Elected as Supreme Pontiff:1334.12.20
Installed as Supreme Pontiff:1335.01.08
Died:1342.04.25 (Avignon, France † 57)

Bishop of Pamiers (France) (1317.03.19 – 1326.03.02)

Bishop of Mirepoix (France) (1326.03.02 – 1327.12.18)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Prisca (1327.12.18 – 1334.12.20)

Supreme Pontiff (1334.12.20 [1335.01.08] – 1342.04.25)

Cardinals Created:
Cardinals Created 7 Cardinals (2 Consistories)

Buried at:
Musées Calvet, Avignon, France


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