Today in Church History - April 29

1670 Pope Clement X elected

Clement X was elected as a compromise candidate after a very difficult conclave lasting 5 months.

His Holiness Pope Clement X died on 22 July 1676 in Rome, in the 7th year of his pontificate, at the age of 86-years. He was buried on 26 July in the Patriarchal Vatican Basilica, and his mortal remains were transferred on 15 October 1691 to the Chapel of St. Petronilla of the same basilica.

Dates:
Born: July 12, 1590 (Rome, Italy)
Died: July 22, 1676
Crowned: May 11, 1670
Pope: April 29, 1670 - July 22, 1676 (6 years)

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