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Saint Henry II lived from 972-1024 and was King of Germany and Italy. Also, he was crowned Holy Roman Emperor, the last of the Ottonian (Saxon) dynasty. His education was steeped in ecclesiastical matters and gave him a compassionate heart for the Church and for the masses. He capitalized on a cooperative Church and State; restoring the honor of the empire in many parts of the region and exercising pious resolve in courtly affairs. Saint Henry was canonized in 1146, the only German king to be venerated to sainthood. 
Written by Sarah Ciotti
 Catholicpedia: The Original Catholic Encyclopedia (1917) for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. s.v. “St. Henry II.”
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