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Leo VII - (936-939)

Saint Biography

Leo became pope in 936 after Duke Alberic II of Spoleto imprisoned John XI. Leo was by birth a Roman and may have been a Benedictine monk. Before his elevation, he was ... Read More

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Date of birth unknown; d. 13 July, 939. A Roman and priest of St. Sixtus, and probably a Benedictine monk, he was elected pope 3 January, 936. He seems to have been placed upon the Chair of Peter by the power of Alberic, prince and senator of the Romans. Alberic's authority in Rome was disputed by Hugo, who bore the title of King of ... Read More


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Reading 1, Acts 10:34, 37-43
Then Peter addressed them, 'I now really understand', he said, ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23
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Gospel, John 20:1-9
It was very early on the first day of the week and still dark, ... Read More

Reading 2, Colossians 3:1-4
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