Pope Innocent V


Pope Innocent V

Infobox Pope
English name=Innocent V


birth_name=Pierre de Tarentaise
term_start=January 21, 1276
term_end=June 22, 1276
predecessor=Gregory X
successor=Adrian V
birth_date=c. 1225
birthplace= Near Champagny en Vanoise, Savoy, France
dead=dead|death_date=death date|1276|6|22|mf=y
deathplace=Rome, Italy
other=Innocent
infobox popestyles
papal name=Pope Innocent V
dipstyle=His Holiness
offstyle=Your Holiness
relstyle=Holy Father
deathstyle=Blessed|

Pope Innocent V (c. 1225 – June 22, 1276), born Pierre de Tarentaise, was Pope from January 21 to June 22, 1276.

He was born around 1225 near Moutiers in the Tarentaise region of southeastern France. In early life, he joined the Dominican Order, in which he acquired great fame as a preacher. He was the first member of that order to become pope. The only noteworthy feature of his brief and uneventful pontificate was the practical form assumed by his desire for reunion with the Eastern Church. He was proceeding to send legates to Michael VIII Palaeologus (1261-1282), the Eastern Roman Emperor, in connection with the recent decisions of the Second Council of Lyons, when he died at Rome. It is questionable whether anything would have come from this dialogue, largely because of the influence wielded on the pope by Charles of Anjou. By dictating the language used in Innocent's correspondence with Michael, Charles was able to insert terms and styles that would have seemed offensive to the emperor.

Pope Innocent V was the author of several works in philosophy, theology, and canon law, including commentaries on the Pauline epistles and on the "Sentences" of Peter Lombard, and is sometimes referred to as "famosissimus doctor".

External links

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* Maxwell-Stuart, P. G. "Chronicle of the Popes: The Reign-by-Reign Record of the Papacy from St. Peter to the Present", Thames & Hudson, 2002, p. 118. ISBN 0500017980
* [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6926284 Find-A-Grave]

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