pope, rome, alexander, clergy, cardinals, avignon, benedict, antichrist, clement, gregory, innocent, urban
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
Clement VI, 1342-52, said, "My predecessors did not know how to be Pope.''
Villari says the Countess of Jurenne was the Pope's mistress. The Pope absolved Queen Johanna of Naples for murdering her husband; the queen sold the vast Avignon to the Pope for a beggarly 80,000 florins.
The Pope's table, horses, pageants, and ladies made his court look like that of a king. Of the twenty-five cardinals created by Clement twelve were relatives, who led the most scandalous Iives. Clement said, "The monks behave like a herd of bulls that rage against the cows of the people."
History of Christianity
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
"How Peter Became Pope,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 2, Article 21.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol2/iss1/21