Pape Benedict XII

Pape Benedict XII (Laitin: Benedictus XII; died 25 Aprile 1342), born Jacques Fournier,[1] wis the heid o the Catholic Kirk frae 20 December 1334 tae his daith in 1342. He wis the third Avignon Pape.

Benedict XII
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Installed20 December 1334
Term endit25 Aprile 1342
PredecessorJohn XXII
SuccessorClement VI
Creatit Cardinal18 December 1327
Personal details
Birth nameJacques Fournier
Bornc. 1280s
Saverdun, Kinrick o Fraunce
Died(1342-04-25)25 Apryle 1342
Avignon, Kinrick o Fraunce
Ither papes named Benedict


  1. George L. Williams, Papal Genealogy:The Families and Descendants of the Popes, (McFarland & Company Inc., 1998), 42.