Pope Gregory IX

Pope Gregory IX (Latin: Gregorius IX; born Ugolino di Conti; c. 1145 or before 1170 – 22 August 1241) was Pope from 19 March 1227 to his death in 1241. Continue reading

Pope Initiates First Christian Inquisition

Pope Gregory IX instituted the Papal Inquisition in 1231, to eradicate the Cathari and Waldensians heretics living in Italy and France. Continue reading

Pope born in England

Circa 1100 at Abbots Langley, near St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England. Elected a Pope on December 4, 1154. Continue reading

Catholic saint from the New World

Rosa de Lima, a Peruvian, became the first Catholic saint from the New World, when she was canonized in a ceremony at the Vatican on August 30, 1617. Continue reading