Saturday, April 21, 2007

Papal Tombs and Monuments 1655-1799 (Part III)

Pope Clement X
His Eminence Emilio Bonaventura Cardinal Altieri, Cardinal Priest, former Bishop of Camerino, Prefect of the Cubiculi of His Holiness. Elected Bishop of Rome on 29 April 1670 in the Vatican Apostolic Palace, taking the name Clement X.

Pope Clement X died on 22 July 1676 in Rome, in the 7th year of his pontificate. 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.

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