Death of First Franciscan Pope Nicholas IV

Death of First Franciscan Pope Nicholas IV

Pope Nicholas IV
Source: Wikipedia

Timeline of History

History Topics
Religious History
Countries

Pope Nicholas IV, the first Franciscan to ever be pope, dies in Rome. Pope Nicholas IV had at first refused the office but was later convinced to reconsider and eventually accept the papacy. His political policies were not always popular, especially his focus on both crusading and hunting heretics.

To ensure the security of the papacy, he forged political alliances which created new enemies. For example, he provided a lo of support to the Colonnas family in Rome and this created dissent among much of the Roman populace.

The one action of Pope Nicholas IV which did not create widespread dissatisfaction seems to have been establishing the Catholic Church in China.

User comments

There are no user comments for this item.

Ratings (the higher the better)
Interesting
Comment
    Please enter the security code.
 
 
Powered by JReviews

Today's Major Events

Walpurgis Night - Legendary Witches' Sabbath
Anton Szandor LaVey Establishes Church of Satan in San Francisco
Adolf Hitler Granted Release From Austrian Citizenship
Official End of Diocletian Persecution of Christians in Eastern Roman Empire
John Demjanjuk Loses Court Case, Stripped of Citizenship