Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled!
At first, in art, the sex organs were represented by pictures of them, but as man developed and ideas of morals changes, such representations seemed offensive or crude, and they were therefore gradually modified until the symbols could scarcely be recognized as sexual in origin. Other explanations and meanings where invented for the masses, who were no supposed to understand the true meanings. Thus, symbols came to have two meanings, the esoteric and the exoteric. - Charles G. Berger

Lamberto Scannabecchi

Pope known for giving the Knights Templar Legitimacy.

Lamberto Scannabecchi
Death 1130-02-03
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Alias
Pope Honorius II
Baldwin II Sends Templars To Pope To Apply For Official Recognition Of Holy See
Ended 1128-01-31
King Baldwin II wrote a letter to Bernard the Abbot of Clairvaux asking for help to influence then Pope Honarius to grant the Knights Templar official status in the eyes of the Holy See. Bernard held favorable views of the Templars, and was even the nephew of one of the Templars that came to meet with the Pope. Hugh de Payens led five other Templars to Rome, and were welcomed by the Pope. In January of 1128 the Pope met with the them at the Council of Troyes in Champagne, along with other Abbots, Bishops, Archbishops and Cardinals. Bernard was unable to attend the meeting, but wrote a letter of recommendation on the Templar’s behalf which aided the Pope in his decision (the Pope being a former underling of Bernard). The Order received the Pope’s blessing and given the plain white mantle as their official clothing.
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