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Raymond of Peñafort, Saint
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(c. 1180, Villafrance del Panadés, near Barcelona – Jan 6, 1275, Barcelona), important canonist. Raymond studied law in Barcelona and Bologna, where he is believed to have taught from 1218 to 1221 as doctor decretorum. In 1222 he entered the Dominican order in Barcelona. From 1238, as master general, he reworked the constitutions of the order. From 1240 he assumed tasks in the areas of pastoral care, the politics of the order, and mission. Gregory IX entrusted Raymond in 1230 with the compilation of the Decretals, which from 1234, as Decretales Gregorii IX or Liber Extra (C…

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Heusinger, Sabine v., “Raymond of Peñafort, Saint”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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