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Dear Catholic.com visitor: Summer is here, and you may be thinking about a well-deserved vacation, family get-togethers, BBQs with neighborhood friends. More than likely, making a donation to Catholic Answers is not on your radar right now. But this is exactly the time we most need your help. The “summer slowdown” in donations is upon us, but the work of spreading the gospel and explaining and defending the Faith never takes a break. Your gift today will change lives and save souls for Christ this summer! The reward is eternal. Thank you and God bless.

Pope Adrian V

Reigned July-August 1276

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Adrian V, POPE (OTTOBUONO FIESCHI, a Genoese, nephew of Innocent IV), was elected at Viterbo, July 12, 1276. As Cardinal Fieschi, he had labored to restore harmony in England between Henry III and the rebellious barons. He annulled the rigid enactments of Gregory X relating to the papal conclaves, but died before substituting milder ones, August 18. He lived just long enough to experience “how great the mantle weighs”. Dante (Purg., c. xix) held an interesting conversation with him in Purgatory.

JAMES F. LOUGHLIN


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