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John XII - (955-963)

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Born c. 937, Octavian was the illegitimate son of Alberic II and was just 18 when elected to the papacy as John XII in 955. Seven years later, Otto I helped John ... Read More

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Date of birth unknown; reigned 955-64.

The younger Alberic, after the downfall of his mother, Marozia (932), was absolute ruler at Rome. Before his death he administered an oath (954) to the Roman nobles in St. Peter's, that on the next vacancy of the papal chair his only son, Octavius, should be elected pope. After the death of the reigning pontiff, Read More


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Reading 1, Deuteronomy 26:16-19
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Psalm, Psalms 119:1-2, 4-5, 7-8
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Gospel, Matthew 5:43-48
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