Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Stato Pontificio celebrates first ever Feast of Pope Saint Leo X

By Jean DuBois

FIRENZE-NUOVA ROMA 01 Dec 2021 (NRom) 

Today the Pontifical States and the Anglican Patriarchate of Rome celebrated the first-ever Feast of Pope Saint Leo X. Saint Leo was canonized earlier this year by His Holiness Papa Rutherford I. 

St. Leo, known primarily for his papal bull excommunicating Martin Luther, reigned as Pope from 1513 to his death in 1521. Born Giovanni de' Medici, he was the second son of Lorenzo de' Medici, ruler of the Republic of Florence, and Clarice Orsini. He has himself been Lord/Prince of Florence. Thus, when he became Pope, he became the first Florentine Archfather. He is one of the main founders of the Anglican Patriarchate of Rome.