Pope Clement III

Pope Clement IIIAlso known as

  • Paulino Scolari
  • Paolo Scolari


CardinalBishop of Palestrina. 174th pope. Helped settle the endless disputes between the Vatican and the Roman people that had caused civil unrest for decades by sharing power and permitting elections. Convinced Henry II of England and Philip Augustus to undertake the Third Crusade. Introduced several minor reforms in ecclesiastical matters. Freed the Scottish Church from the jurisdiction of the Metropolitan See of York. Recognized Tancred as king of Sicily, Italy against the claims of Henry VI of Germany.


Papal Ascension


MLA Citation

  • “Pope Clement III“. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 October 2021. Web. 16 October 2021. <>