- (1611–89)Pope.Innocent was born Benedetto Odescalchi at Como, Italy, and was educated at the University of Naples. A man of the highest principles and great saintliness, he was made a Cardinal in 1645 and became Bishop of Novara in 1650. He was elected Pope in 1676. His reign was distinguished for the reform of abuses. In particular he is remembered for his opposition to the absolutism of King louis xiv of France. Eventually he excommunicated the King. He also encouraged daily Communion; he opposed the revocation of the Edict of Nantes and he condemned Quietism. However, he seems to have encouraged Jansenism to some extent and, for this reason, the Church hesitated to beatify him. His beatification was only achieved in 1956.J.N.D. Kelly (ed.), The Oxford Dictionary of Popes (1986).
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