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  • Benedict XIV Originally Prospero Lambertini. 1675-1758. Pope (1740-1758) who founded scientific academies, was a patron of the arts, and was tolerant of non-Catholic denominations.

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  • n. pope who was a patron of the arts and who denounced the cruelty to the indigenous peoples of South America (1675-1758)


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  • Or was it a pope of the decline, such as Benedict XIV, the man of vast intelligence, the learned theologian who, as his hands were tied, and he could not dispose of the kingdoms of the world, spent a worthy life in regulating the affairs of heaven?

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  • In the 1700s, Benedict XIV confronted the skepticism and rationalism of the Enlightenment.

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  • In days gone by, this consisted of forced Latinization; so bad did this become that successive pontiffs, starting with Benedict XIV, forbade it under pain of excommunication.

    Looking Eastward?

  • COOPER: Well, the current pope, Benedict XIV, reportedly arrived in the screening room for that TV miniseries just minutes before the lights went down.

    CNN Transcript Nov 18, 2005

  • Paul III in 1537, Urban VIII in 1639, Benedict XIV in 1741 and Gregory


  • As it was, he was refused the royal exequatur to the Brief of Benedict XIV, and State recognition of his Institute as a religious congregation till the day of his death.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize

  • St. Gregory, as quoted by Benedict XIV, explains that some holy prophets, through the frequent pratice of prophesying, have of themselves predicted some things, believing that therein they were influenced by the spirit of prophecy.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Well, my sensus la├»ci tells me that I should respect the rules to which the experts and the bishops of the former Yugoslavian Episcopal Conference conformed in examining the case of Medjugorje, rules established by Benedict XIV and still valid today.

    Te Deum laudamus!

  • In 1741 Pope Benedict XIV reversed the Church's position on Galileo.

    World Peace Religion Endorses Condoms

  • Clement XII and Benedict XIV, as well as of Pius VIII and Pius IX.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon


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