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John XV - (985-996)

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The son of a priest named Leo, John was elected pope in 985 with the support of Count Crescentius II. ... Read More

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Enthroned 985; d. April, 996. After John XIV had been removed by force, the usurper, Boniface VII, reigned eleven months, dying in July, 985. A Roman named John, the son of a Roman presbyter Leo, was then elected pope, and crowned between 6 August and 5 September, 985. A few later chroniclers ( Marianus Scotus , Godfrey of Viterbo ... Read More


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St. Rufus
December 18: Rufus and Zosimus were citizens of Antioch (or perhaps Philippi) ... Read More