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Blessed Eugene III

July 8

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An event every year that begins at 12:00am on of July, repeating indefinitely

(died 1153)

When Pope Lucius II died, the cardinals attending his funeral elected Bernard, who took the name Eugene III, the abbot of a Cistercian monastery to be the new pope. This was a surprise to everyone—mostly Bernard, who proved to be a good leader of the Church.

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