Clement V


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Pope from 1305. Bertrand de Got came of an influential French family. His policy was largely subservient to French influence, which increased when he fixed the Papal residence at Avignon in 1309. He acquiesced in Philip the Fair's attack on the Templars, suppressing the Order at the Council of Vienne (1311); though the Pope assigned the Templars' property to the Hospitallers, Philip managed to get most of their possessions. Clement added the ‘Clementines’ to the canon law.

Subjects: Christianity.

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