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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, Ezekiel 43:1-7
He took me to the gate, the one facing east. I saw the glory of ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14
His saving help is near for those who fear him, his glory will ... Read More

Gospel, Matthew 23:1-12
Then addressing the crowds and his disciples Jesus said, 'The ... Read More

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