Papacy of Pope Honorius III begins 1216

walwyn Fri, 07/22/2011 - 23:48
Monday, July 18, 1216

Pope Honorius II give approval to St Francis to start a monastic order.Following the death of Pope Innocent III, Cencio Savelli is elected Pope Honorius III on 18th of July 1216.


His papacy sees the start of the Fifth Crusade and the continuation of the Albigensian Crusade. He gave approval to the Dominican order in 1216, and to the Franciscan in 1223.