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Benedict IX (c. 1012 – c. 1056), born in Rome as Theophylactus of Tusculum , was Pope on three occasions between 1032 and 1048. [ 1 ] Aged approximately 20 at his first election, he is one of the youngest popes in history. He is the only man to have been Pope on more than one occasion, the only man ever to have sold the papacy, and the first verifiable person to have resigned the papacy. [ 2 ] [ edit ] Biography Benedict was born the son of Alberic III , Count of Tusculum , and was a nephew of Pope Benedict VIII and Pope John XIX .
Barry Kosmin is a different kind of market researcher. His data focuses on consumers targeted by companies like Lifechurch.tv or World Overcomers Christian Church TM. The sociologist analyzes church-affiliated commercial entities, from souvenir shops to television channels and worship services.
5 August 2011 Last updated at 06:18 ET By Robert Pigott Religious affairs correspondent, Amsterdam
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One of the many attacks on our country from the Religious Right is the claim that our country is a Christian Nation...not just that the majority of people are Christians, but that the country itself was founded by Christians, for Christians. However, a little research into American history will show that this statement is a lie.