POPE INNOCENT AND THE FOURTH CRUSADE

Papal Wear In the years of superheroes like Robin Hood, King Richard-the-Lion-Heart and villains like King John of England, we Catholics have a hero of our own, Pope Innocent III. Born in either 1160 or 1161, Innocent was born Lotario dei Conti di Segni, son of Count...

POPE INNOCENT III

Gregorio Papreschi became Pope Innocent III. He was a Roman from the section of Trestavere. And his family was friends with the notorious, two-faced Frangipani family. Born in 1082, he quickly moved up the ranks from a canon at the Lateran to an abbot to a cardinal...