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John VIII - (872-882)

Saint Biography

John VIII The first pope to have been assassinated, John VIII is also thought to have been a name substituted for that of Pope Joan. Born in Rome, John was the son of ... Read More

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(Reigned 872-82)

A Roman and the son of Gundus. He seems to have been born in the first quarter of the ninth century; d. 16 Dec., 882. In 853 and 869 he appears as archdeacon of the Roman Church, and it was as such that he became pope (14 Dec., 872). His election was opposed by Formosus, who remained in opposition ... Read More


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Reading 1, First Corinthians 12:31--13:13
Set your mind on the higher gifts. And now I am going to put ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 33:2-3, 4-5, 12, 22
Give thanks to Yahweh on the lyre, play for him on the ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 7:31-35
'What comparison, then, can I find for the people of this ... Read More

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St. Robert Bellarmine
September 17: Born at Montepulciano, Italy, October 4, 1542, St. Robert ... Read More