Election of Lucius III as Pope

Election of Lucius III as Pope

Pope Lucius III

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Lucius III is elected pope. Born Ubaldo in Lucca, he will come into conflict with Frederick Barbarossa like so many of his immediate predecessors.

Pope Lucius III will probably be best known for formally declaring the Waldenses to be heretics in 1184. This occurs at the Synod of Verona, which is convened to take action against a variety of heretical positions which have been growing in popularity including the Cathars, Paterines, and Arnoldists.

Unfortunately for him, the Roman citizenry don't like him or his policies very much, and most of his reign will be spent outside of Rome.

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