A report on Pope Gelasius I

Statue of Gelasius I, Schloss Stainz
Image of c. AD 870 featuring the coronation of Charles the Bald, flanked by Gelasius I and Gregory the Great. Gelasius' writings gave him a high status with posterity.

The bishop of Rome from 1 March 492 to his death on 19 November 496.

- Pope Gelasius I
Statue of Gelasius I, Schloss Stainz

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Portrait of Benedict XIV by Pierre Subleyras, 1746 (oil on canvas, 64.1 x 48.9 cm, Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Pope Benedict XIV

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Head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 17 August 1740 to his death in 1758.

Head of the Catholic Church and ruler of the Papal States from 17 August 1740 to his death in 1758.

Portrait of Benedict XIV by Pierre Subleyras, 1746 (oil on canvas, 64.1 x 48.9 cm, Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Cardinal Lambertini c. 1740.
Bust of Benedict XIV by Pietro Bracci, Museum of Grenoble
Benedict XIV in 1741, portrait by Subleyras
Benedict XIV presents his encyclical Ex Omnibus to the Comte de Stainville Étienne François, later the Duc de Choiseul.
Tomb of Benedict XIV, St. Peter's Basilica.

Benedict XIV, however, echoing the words of Pope Gelasius I, universally banned the practice of females serving the priest at the altar, noting that the practice had spread to certain Oriental Rites.