New Catholic Dictionary – Pope Clement XII


Lorenzo Corsini) (1730-1740) Born Florence, 1652; died Rome. He was Archbishop of Nicomedia, nuncio to Vienna, and CardinalBishop of Frascati. As pope, he established a foreign mission among the Copts in Egypt, promulgated the first decree against Freemasonry, encouraged reunion with the Greek Church, beautified Rome, and improved its public works.

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  • “Pope Clement XII”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 August 2012. Web. 24 October 2020. <>