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John XV - (985-996)

Saint Biography

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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Reading 1, Numbers 21:4-9
They left Mount Hor by the road to the Sea of Suph, to skirt ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 78:1-2, 34-35, 36-37, 38
[Psalm Of Asaph] My people, listen to my teaching, pay ... Read More

Gospel, John 3:13-17
No one has gone up to heaven except the one who came down from ... Read More

Reading 2, Philippians 2:6-11
Who, being in the form of God, did not count equality with God ... Read More

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St. Notburga
September 14: Patroness of poor peasants and servants in the Tyrol. Born in ... Read More