New Catholic Dictionary – Pope Innocent VIII

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Reigned from 29 August 1484 to 25 July 1492. Born in Genoa, Italy, in 1432 as Giovanni Battista Cibò; died in Rome, Italy on 25 July 1492. The son of a Roman senator, he took orders and became Bishop of Savona, and of Molfetta, and cardinal. As pope his chief concern was the promotion of peace among Christian princes. He confirmed the legitimacy of the sovereignty of Henry VII in England, opposed the Hussites, attacked those who sold papal Bulls, issued a Bull against witchcraft and lived to see the Moorish power in Spain broken by the conquest of Granada, 1492.

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  • “Pope Innocent VIII”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 August 2017. Web. 26 February 2021. <>