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John XIX - (1024-1032)

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Brother of Benedict VIII, John was born Romanus and was a layman at the time of his election in ... Read More

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Enthroned in 1024; d. 1032. After the death of the last patricius of the House of Crescentius, the counts of Tusculum seized the authority in Rome, a scion of this family was raised to the papal throne as Benedict VIII, while his brother, Romanus, exercised the temporal power in the city as consul and senator. After Benedict's death ... Read More


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Reading 1, Isaiah 7:10-14
Yahweh spoke to Ahaz again and said: Ask Yahweh your God for a ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 24:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
[Psalm Of David] To Yahweh belong the earth and all it ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 1:26-38
In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town ... Read More

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December 20 Saint of the Day

St. Dominic of Silos
December 20: Benedictine abbot and defender of the faith. Born in Canas, ... Read More