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John II - (533-535)

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John II Born Mercurius, John II was the first pope to change his name. Feeling that his birth name was too pagan, Mercurius named himself after John I when ... Read More

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(533-535).

The date of the birth of this pope is not known. He was a Roman and the son of Projectus; if not born in the second region ( Coelimontium ) he had at least been a priest of St. Clement's Basilica on the slope of Mons Coelius. He seems to have been the first who changed his name on being raised to ... Read More


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