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Pope Julius III

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Key Facts
Other names Giovanni Maria Ciocchi del Monte
Born 1487
Location Romes, Italy
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Position Pope (1550-1555)
Died March 23, 1555 (aged 67)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Background

Julius III was born Giovanni Maria Ciocchi del Monte in Rome in 1487. His father was a famous jurist, and he succeeded his uncle as archbishop of Siponto (Manfredonia) in Apulia in 1513, adding the diocese of Pavia in 1520.

At the Sack of Rome (1527) he was one of the forces aligned to Cardinal Pompeo Colonna, a story frequently in which his role is reversed.

In 1536 he was created cardinal-bishop of Palestrina by Pope Paul III (1534–49), by whom he was employed on several important legations; he was the first president of the Council of Trent, opening its first session at Trent, December 13, 1545.

Paul III died on November 10, 1549, and in the ensuing conclave the forty-eight cardinals were divided into three factions: the Imperials, the French, and the adherents of the Farnese. The French cardinals were able to prevent the election of the other two factions, and Cardinal del Monte was duly elected Pope Julius III on February 7, 1550, as a compromise, after a conclave of ten weeks.

Julius spent the bulk of his time, and a great deal of Papal money, on entertainments at the Villa Giulia, created for him by Vignola, where putti play with one another's genitals amidst the vine-covered trellis of the the ceiling fresco.

Far worse scandal surrounded Julius' relationship with his son", Innocenzo Ciocchi Del Monte. Julius him to the cardinalate as cardinal and showered him with benefices to the point where his income was one of the highest in Europe.

Gossip called the boy Julius's "Ganymede," and the Venetian ambassador reported that Innocenzo shared his own father's bedroom and bed.

Most Evil Crimes

List of most evil crimes Type Year Crime Of heresy, open corruption and contempt to all church law : (1550-5) That Pope Julius III did appoint teenager homosexual lovers to the positions of Cardinals to control the Church and usurp church law. Of regular and institutional sodomy and murder of children : (1550-5) That Pope Julius II did continue the now Catholic clerical tradition of institutionalized homosexuality and sodomy of children, especially young boys. Of open depravity associated with cannibalism, sex and murder : (1550-5) That Pope Julius II did open St Peters and other major churches to regular acts of sexual orgies, emphasizing homosexuality, sodomy, ritualistic murder of children and cannibalism in the celebration of High Mass of Satanism of Christianity.