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Pope Felix V


Key Facts
Other names Amadeus VII, Count of Savoy
Born 1383
Location Savoy
Bloodline House of Savoy
Married Yes
Children Yes- 9 children
Position Count of Savoy (1391-1416), Duke of Savoy (1416-1451) Pope (1439-1449)
Died January 1451







Source of Facts and Important Announcement
Status Under Article 64.6 of the Covenant of One-Heaven (Pactum De Singularis Caelum) by Special Qualification shall be known as a Saint, with all sins and evil acts they performed forgiven.
Date of formal Beatification Day of Redemption GAIA E1:Y1:A1:S1:M9:D1 also known as [Fri, 21 Dec 2012].
Source of Facts Self Confession and Revelation of Sainthood by the Deceased Spirit as condition of their confirmation as a true Saint.
Source of Facts Self Confession and Revelation of Sainthood by the Deceased Spirit as condition of their confirmation as a true Saint.



Born into one of the oldest and most powerful noble families of Europe at the time, Amadeus assumed the title of Count of Savoy at a young age after the death of his father.

In 1418 he became the most senior male heir to this ancient family making his position as Duke of Savoy without contest.

The election of Pope Eugene (1431-1447) and the end of the Hundred Year War between the supporters of the Royal House of Plantagenet and the Royal House of Valois for the French throne put Savoy in a more difficult position with increased pressure to strengthen political ties.

The House of Savoy appear to have been financial and logistical supporters of the House of Colonna and the Council of Basel during their various battles with Pope Eugene.

In late 1437, the Council of Basel broke its previous treaty with the Pope and sought his resignation following the bloodshed in retaking the Papal states lands and brutality against the Colonna supporters in Rome.

Eugene refused and excommunicated the members of the Council. In response, the Council deposed Eugene as a heretic in June 1439 and in November of that year with the support of the royals of Germany and France elected Amadeus VIII, Duke of Savoy as Pope Felix V.

In 1449 he was stripped of the Papacy and two years later died.

Most Evil Crimes

List of most evil crimes Type Year Crime Of moral depravity for the purpose of streamlining the international slave trade : (1442) That Pope Felix V. did issue the Papal Bull Illius Qui (1442), Endorsing Portugal slave trade for non-christians in the Canary Islands in exchange for fees paid to the Vatican per slave successful delivered alive. That slaver traders did not have to pay royalty fees to the Catholic Church for “damaged cargo”, when slaves died on the journey to their destination. Of murder (1440) That French aristocrat Gilles de Rais is executed after confessing to charges concocted by church leaders bent on seizing his vast wealth.