(Saint) Bishop, Doctor (February 23) of the Church. (11th century) One of the most distinguished Ecclesiastics of the calamitous times in which he lived. He was remarkable for his learning and for his business abilities, as well as for his piety and austerity of life. He was an Italian, born at Ravenna, and a monk of Fonte Avellano, whence he rose to be Cardinal Bishop of Ostia. He was counsellor to several successive Popes, notably in their dealings with the Kings of France and with the unprincipled Henry IV, Emperor of Germany. Saint Peter died at Faenza (A.D. 1072), at the age of eighty-three. His Works have passed through many editions.
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