Pope Innocent IV facts
|Papacy began||June 25, 1243|
|Papacy ended||December 7, 1254|
|Predecessor||Pope Celestine IV|
|Successor||Pope Alexander IV|
|Birth name||Sinibaldo Fieschi|
|Died||16 July December 7, 1254
|Other Popes named Innocent|
Pope Innocent IV (Latin: Innocentius Quartus; c. 1195 – December 7, 1254), born Sinibaldo Fieschi, was an Italian cleric of the Roman Catholic Church and the 181st Pope from June 25, 1243 until his death in 1254.
His nephew will become Adrian V.
Cardinal Fieschi was elected pope on June 25, 1243. He chose the name Innocent IV. Ottobuono Fieschi was the pope's cardinal-nephew during this reign.
In 1245, Pope Innocent called church leaders to the Council of Lyons in France.
Innocent granted the use of the red hat to the cardinals in 1245. The red had was a symbol of the cardinal's readiness to shed their blood in the cause of the church.
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