Benedict XIII


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Benedict XIII (d. 1423)


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Pope from 1724. A Dominican, he presided over the provincial Lateran Council of 1725 which tried to reform clerical morals. Also in 1725 he confirmed the bull ‘Unigenitus’, though he suffered members of his own Order to preach a doctrine of grace akin to that of the Jansenists.

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