Saint Francis of Assisi
Saint Francis of Assisi (Giovanni Francesco di Bernardone 1182-1226) - Catholic deacon and preacher and founder of the Order of Friars Minor, more commonly known as the Franciscans. Most well known as the patron saint of animals.
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Giotto di Bondone (1266/7-1337). Pope Innocent III approving
Gothic Art. Italy. Giotto di Bondone (1266/7-1337). Italian painter and architect. Pope Innocent III approving the monastic rule of St. Francis of Assisi (1296). Fresco of the Upper Church of St. Francis. Assisi. Italy.
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Francis Honoured by Pope
SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI is honoured by pope Sixtus V, who creates the brotherhood of the Cordon in the basilica of Assisi, and opens the treasure of indulgences in his favour. Date: 1182 - 1226
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