Pedro Rodríguez (cardinal)
|Created Cardinal||by Boniface VIII, 1302|
|Died||December 20, 1310
|Buried||St. Peter's Basilica or the Chapel of the Constable|
He was a canon of Burgos Cathedral and the chaplain of Cardinal Benedetto Caetani, who after his rise to the papacy as Pope Boniface VIII appointed Rodriguez Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Burgos in 1300. Boniface VIII then established him as Cardinal-bishop of Sabina in the papal consistory of 15 December 1302. At that time, Rodriguez also received the administration of San Juan and San Pablo[es].
Rodriguez and Nicola Boccasini were the only ones who remained with Pope Boniface during the outrage of Anagni that Guillaume de Nogaret, Guillaume de Plasian and Sciarra Colonna executed against the pope that year.
Rodriguez participated in the papal conclave of 1303 that proclaimed Pope Benedict XI, and that of 1304-1305, which elected Clement V. He served as a Papal legate in England arranging a peace between the kings Philip IV of France and Edward I of England, and as governor of Terni.
Death and Burial
However, the documentation of the Burgos Cathedral still has him listed as being buried there, in the chapel of San Pedro (now Chapel of the Constable[es]), where one can see his cenotaph; thus, some historians deny his cardinalship, claiming that the Cardinal and the Bishop of Burgos were two different people.
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