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John XVIII - (1003-1009)

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Giovanni Fasano was elected pope in 1004 through the influence of Crescentius III, to whom he may have been related. Three years later, he confirmed the see of Bamberg. When he died in 1009, he was known as a Read More

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Successor of John XVII, consecrated Christmas, 1003; d. June, 1009. He was the son of a Roman priest named Leo, and, before his elevation to the papacy, his name was Phasianus. He, too, owed his elevation to the influence of Crescentius. The accounts of his pontificate consist almost exclusively of details of ecclesiastical administration. He ... Read More


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