Innocent XI


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Noun1.Innocent XI - Italian pope from 1676 to 1689 whose papacy was marked by the struggle with Louis XIV of France over papal authority over French Catholics; known for saintliness and canonized in 1956 (1611-1689)
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VATICAN documents show that William of Orange was on the payroll of Pope Innocent XI.
Seventeen-year-old Angelica is blessed with the voice of a Renee Fleming, but she, unfortunately, lives in Rome in the late 1600s, and Pope Innocent XI decrees that women will not sing in public.
It was described as a gift from Pope Innocent XI to Jan Sobieski HI, made to mark the Polish king's victory against the Turks in Vienna in 1683, and housed in the Capuchins' church in Cracow.