Pope Lucius IIILucius III.
(Ubaldo Allucingoli), pope
from September 1
to November 25
, a native of Lucca
and a Cistercian
monk, named cardinal-priest of Santa Prassede by
Pope Innocent II
and cardinal-bishop of Ostia
and Velletri by Pope Adrian IV
Pope Alexander III
. He lived at Rome
1181 to March 1182, but dissensions in the city compelled
him to pass the remainder of his pontificate in exile,
mainly at Velletri, Anagni
He disputed with the emperor
Frederick I the disposal of the territories
of the Countess Matilda. In November 1184 he held a synod
at Verona which condemned the Cathars, Paterines,
Waldensians and Arnoldists, and anathematized all
heretics and their abettors. Lucius died in the midst
of preparations for a crusade in answer to appeals of
Baldwin IV of Jerusalem.
Initial text from a 1911 encyclopedia. Please update as needed.