Pope Clement VIII

Pope Clement VIIIAlso known as

  • Ippolito Aldobrandini


Reversed the political policy of his predecessors by allying with France instead of Spain, which had assumed a dictatorial attitude over the papacy. Clement absolved Henry IV of France after his abjuration of Protestantism, and the two became very close. Clement was distinguished for his piety, and he worked to instill this in the clergy and charitable institutions of Rome. Saint Philip Neri was his confessor.


Papal Ascension


MLA Citation

  • “Pope Clement VIII“. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 February 2019. Web. 10 May 2021. <>