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  • The Peoples Pope: Pope Francis: The Peoples Pope

    Pope Francis: The Peoples Pope The Catholic Church has a rocky history. From the Spanish Inquisition and the Crusades‚ to sex and money abuse scandals. The Church‚ with such a dark past‚ needed to have a beacon of light to bring it out of its dark history. 2013 marked a landmark in church history. It saw Pope Benedict XVI resign‚ the first Pope to do so since 1415. Following in the steps of this trend of new‚ the Church also saw its first South American Pope. Pope Francis has ushered in a new era

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  • Pope Urban

    Explain why Pope Urban II called for a Crusade in Clermont 1095. One reason‚ or trigger for Pope Urban calling the crusade would have been Alexius’ request for his help. Alexius asked for Pope Urban’s aid in helping him to fight the Turks; this is because they were closing in and starting to invade Constantinople‚ which was the main frontier between the Christian and Islamic worlds. Emperor Alexius felt threatened by the Turks‚ and knew that Pope Urban in him being the head of the Church (the

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  • Medieval Kings and Popes

    The Pope was the title give to the head of the church‚ to which he was changed with the religious care taking of the clergy and other believers. For military aid and expansion‚ early popes looked to medieval kings like Clovis of the Franks‚ but by the time of Charlemagne’s coronation by Pope Leo III‚ it became questionable whether the pope or the king was the higher authority. After the fall of the Roman Empire‚ Europe was decentralized with the development of feudalism‚ and this allowed the only

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  • pope urban iii

    Though Pope Urban II promised a heaven for the Franks and expanded Christianity‚ I believe that his message was frightening rather than inspiring. I have come to this conclusion because in an ideal mind‚ a pope‚ a man of the church is thought to be pure and pious. However‚ Pope Urban II is in fact acting as a political leader‚ scheming and plotting against the Turks‚ under the façade of a pope. In his appeal to the Franks‚ Pope Urban II begins his speech in an ominous and foreboding tone. This

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  • Plunging with the Pope

    PLUNGING WITH THE POPE Characters The Pope - an ancient but by no means feeble man. It is vital that this actor has a flair for comedy and good comedic timing The Camerlengo - Much younger (late twenties‚ early thirties)‚ somewhat naiive The Pope’s private office. There is a desk and a table. He and the camerlengo are decorating the place for Christmas. There is tinsel and a nativity scene. Perhaps Christmas music The camerlengo steps forward and begins speaking to the audience

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  • Pope Gregory Vii and Pope Innocent Iii: a Comparative Study

    throne in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Four men stand out among dozens in this effort to define the powers of the lay versus that of the spiritual: Emperor/kings Henry IV and John of England‚ and the popes who aggressively challenged their exertions of authority‚ Pope Gregory VII and Pope Innocent III‚ respectively. The years and conditions through which the worldly battled the holy for the command of the people differed‚ but the themes and events which emerged amidst the strife bore striking

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  • Pope Leo

    Pope Leo the great (440-461 AD) is famous for his Tome of Leo document‚ The Council of Chalcedon‚ and he illuminated the conformist definition of Jesus’ being as the religious states of two beings- divine and human. Despite all of this‚ Pope Leo the Great is most famous for his persuasion of the crude Attila the Hun (434-453 AD) to not invade Italy in 452 AD. The emperors usually paid off barbaric tribes to not invade them but this further gave reason for the tribes to invade Western Europe. The

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  • Alexander Pope

    Alexander Pope: Literary Analysis Everybody knows Alexander Pope as a British poet‚ but he actually did more writing besides poetry. He also did translations of some other famous writings from Homer and Shakespeare. Some of his writings are still very famous today‚ such as the Rape of the Lock and Essay on Man. Pope was born on May 21‚ 1688 in London to two Catholic parents. Pope was affected to the amount he could learn due to the Tests Acts‚ which upheld the status of the established Church

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  • jessie pope

    jessie Pope was a journalist who wrote recruitment poems for the Daily Mail during the First World War. The poems she did write were positive propaganda poems for the war; her objective was to stimulate patriotism in the readers so that the men would join the forces. Pope wrote a persuasive poem where she compared war to a game. This is illustrated in the title ’Who’s for the game?’ It shows that her attitude to war was that it was a great big event that everyone should take part in one way or another

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  • alexander pope

    Alexander Pope Born: May 21‚ 1688‚ London Died: May 30‚ 1744‚ Twickenham Books: The Rape of the Lock‚ An Essay on Criticism‚ Eloisa to Abelard‚ Epistle to Dr Arbuthnot‚ Elegy to the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady‚ Alexander Pope‚ Scriblerus‚ Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Alexander Pope‚ The Odyssey Of Homer Libretti: Acis and Galatea Alexander Pope (21 May 1688 – 30 May 1744) was an 18th-century English poet‚ best known for his satirical verse and for his translation of Homer

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