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Adrian II - (867-872)

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A member of the same family as Popes Stephen IV and Sergius III, Adrian II had twice refused the ... Read More

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(Reigned 867-872.)

After the death of St. Nicholas I , the Roman clergy and people elected, much against his will, the venerable Cardinal Adrian, universally beloved for his charity and amiability, descended from a Roman family which had already ... Read More


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Reading 1, Second Samuel 7:1-5, 8-11, 16
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Psalm, Psalms 89:2-3, 4-5, 27, 29
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