New Catholic Dictionary – Pope Innocent XIII

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(Michelangelo dei Conti) Pope (1721-1724). Born Rome, 1655; died there. The son of the Duke of Poli, he was nuncio at Lucerne and Lisbon, cardinal-priest, Bishop of Osimo, and of Viterbo. As pope he regulated abuses in Spain, assisted Venice against the Turks with subsidies, decided against the Jesuits in the Chinese Rites controversy, and continued the pension bestowed by his predecessor on the Stuart Pretender.

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