Gregory X Elected Pope to Fill Three-Year-Old Papal Vacancy Hot

Gregory X Elected Pope to Fill Three-Year-Old Papal Vacancy

Pope Gregory X

Timeline of History

History Topics
Religious History
Countries

Gregory X is elected pope after a papal vacancy that's lasted for three years. Born Tedaldo Visconti, he is elected while he, as archeacon of Liege, was a on pilgrimage to Saint Jean d'Acre during a crusade with Prince Edward of England.

As a result, he will not be consecrated until the next year; the date of his consecration is often used as the beginning of his pontificate.

The pontificate Gregory X will begin auspiciously when a council with both Eastern and Western representatives agrees to use a creed in use in the West and accept the authority of the pope over the Universal Church, thus healing a rift which had lingered for over two centuries.

Pop Gregory X will further strengthen his position by issuing decrees to reform church abuses and prevent protacted elections like the one which preceeded his own rise to the papal throne.

Powered by JReviews

Today's Major Events

Eisenstadt v. Baird: Court Rules Unmarried Couples Have Right to Contraceptive Information
Ottoman Government Calls for Holy War by Muslims on Russia, France, and England
Methodist Minister Rev. Jimmy Creech is Defrocked for Presiding Over Same-Sex Ceremony
John Peter Zenger Arrested for Criticizing Governor of New York
Stone v. Graham: Posting Ten Commandments in Public Schools is Ruled Unconstitutional

September History Calendar