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of election in 1181 Pope Lucius III was the first papal election held in accordance with the decree that the pope is to be elected with a two-thirds majority by the cardinals?
Sicilian friar lobbied for decades for Antonio del Duca papal authorization of a more formal veneration of the Seven Archangels?
Baroque church of Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio a Trevi (pictured), which houses the hearts of 25 popes, was presented to the Bulgarian Orthodox Church by Pope John Paul II?
the 1298 collapse of the
Gran Tavola papal depository bank devastated the economy of Siena for decades?
was the last election of a papal election, 1292–1294 pope which did not take the form of a conclave?
claimed Chronicle of Man to have been the first William Russell Bishop of the Isles consecrated by the pope, even though he was not consecrated by the pope, and even if he had been, he would not have been the first?
—personal aides to conclavists cardinals during a papal conclave—have gone on to be elected Pope?
the tradition of the
at Vatican Christmas Tree Saint Peter's Square started in 1982 during the pontificate of Pope John Paul II, at his personal request?
the idea for the
Red Scapular of the Passion (pictured) approved by Pope Pius IX is said to have been given to a French nun by visions of Jesus and Mary in 1846?
managed both the wardrobe and money of the vestararius pope from the 8th to 11th centuries?
popes of the were forced to wait months for the approval of the Byzantine Papacy Byzantine emperor before consecration?
due to a "defect of birth",
was forced to receive a Thomas Livingston papal dispensation to continue working in the church?
, sentenced to death at age 15, had her sentence commuted in 1989 after an international uproar ensued and Paula Cooper Pope John Paul II appealed to the Governor of Indiana for leniency?
was the mother of Isabelle Romée Joan of Arc and petitioned the Pope before her daughter's conviction for heresy was overturned?
Giovanni Faber (pictured), doctor to the Pope, botanist and art collector, coined the name " microscope"?
, a George Hammond Whalley British Member of Parliament, once claimed that the Pope had taken control of the Royal Artillery?
's seizure of power in Toto Rome, Italy, in 767 is one of the first indications that the military aristocracy believed that supreme power in Rome rested with the papal office?
, Saint Vigilius of Trent stoned to death for overturning a statue of Saturn, was the first martyr canonized by a pope?
according to legend,
Fabian was as selected pope because a dove landed on him?
according to a legend,
Polish-Lithuanian noble stole a Holy Painting from a private Mikołaj Sapieha Papal chapel in Rome?
Maximus the Confessor dominated the , the first council convened by a Lateran Council of 649 pope to claim ecumenical status?
was the last person to be Walter of Pontoise canonized in Western Europe by someone other than the Pope?
Gregory XV was acclaimed as the new pope in the even though papal conclave of 1621 Cardinal Robert Bellarmine had received the most votes in the ballot?
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Question 3: The "Black Pope" is a name that was popularly, but quite unofficially, given to the ________ due to the Jesuits' in reference to the importance, within the Church, of the Jesuit order.
Question 4: Rome had a large congregation early in the apostolic period whom Paul the Apostle addressed in his ________, and Paul himself was martyred there.
Question 5: Prior to the election of the Polish cardinal ________ as Pope John Paul II in 1978, the last non-Italian was Pope Adrian VI of the Netherlands, elected in 1522.
Question 6: The current regulations regarding a papal ________—that is, a ("vacant seat")—were promulgated by John Paul II in his 1996 document sede vacante . Universi Dominici Gregis
Question 7: Early popes helped to spread ________ and resolve doctrinal disputes.
Question 9: ________ ( c 540–604) administered the church with stern reform.
Question 10: Pope Pius VII was present at the coronation of ________ in 1804, but did not actually perform the crowning.