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John XVII - (1003)

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John Sicco was born in Rome and became pope in 1003 through the influence of the Crescentii family. He was married before he received holy orders and had three ... Read More

Catholic Encyclopedia

Date of birth unknown; d. 6 Nov., 1003. When Sylvester II died on 12 May, 1003, there was no actual authority in Rome which could curb the nobles. Thus the faction of Crescentius again won the upper hand, and John ... Read More


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Reading 1, Second Samuel 7:1-5, 8-11, 16
Once the king had settled into his palace and Yahweh had ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 89:2-3, 4-5, 27, 29
for you have said: love is built to last for ever, you have ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 1:26-38
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Reading 2, Romans 16:25-27
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