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Gelasius II - (1118)

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Gelasius II Born in the kingdom of Naples, John of Gaeta entered Monte Cassino c. 1060 and became a Read More

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Born at Gaeta, year unknown; elected 24 Jan., 1118; died at Cluny, 29 Jan., 1119. No sooner had Paschal II ended his stormy pontificate, than the cardinals, knowing that the emperor, Henry V, had concerted measures with a faction of the Roman nobility to force the selection of a pliant imperial candidate, met secretly in a Benedictine monastery on the Palatine. Having dispatched a messenger to ... Read More


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Reading 1, Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19
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Psalm, Luke 1:69-70, 71-72, 73-75
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Gospel, Mark 4:35-41
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