New Catholic Dictionary – Pope Clement X

Pope Clement XArticle

Reigned from 29 April 1670 to 22 July 1676. Born on 13 July 1590 in Rome, Italy as Emilio Altieri; died there on 22 July 1676. He fulfilled many important missions before his election, especially as Nuncio to Naples, Secretary of the Congregation of Bishops and Regulars, and Superintendent of the Papal Exchequer, and was made cardinal in 1669. As pope he labored to preserve the peace of Europe against Louis XIV, and began the struggle with him over the droitde regale, i.e., concerning revenues of vacant dioceses and abbeys. He aided Poland against the Turks with subsidies, and beautified Rome.

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