Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled!
[Talking about international bankers] looking backward toward the period of dynastic monarchy in which they had their own roots, aspired to establish dynasties of international bankers and were at least as successful at this as were many of the dynastic political rulers. The greatest of these dynasties, of course, were the descendants of Meyer Amschel Rothschild of Frankfort, whose male descendants, for at least two generations, generally married first cousins or even nieces. - Carroll Quigley

Lamberto Scannabecchi

Pope known for giving the Knights Templar Legitimacy.

Lamberto Scannabecchi
Death 1130-02-03
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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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