Sunday, August 5, 2012

Murphysboro Centuries, 14th secular


Boniface VIII, 1294-1303
- 1300, Boniface decreed a “Great Jubilee”, a big celebration in Rome where special indulgences were offered, and so much money came in that it had to be “raked” into baskets
- 1302, the bull Unam Sanctam in which Boniface decreed that he had the right to make and unmake kings and emperors, “We, moreover, proclaim, declare and pronounce that it is altogether necessary to salvation for every human being to be subject to the Roman Pontiff.”
- 1303, Philip IV of France sent people to arrest him; the French agents had to run for it, but Boniface “died of humiliation”

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