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John VIII - (872-882)

Saint Biography

John VIII The first pope to have been assassinated, John VIII is also thought to have been a name substituted for that of Pope Joan. Born in Rome, John was the son of ... Read More

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(Reigned 872-82)

A Roman and the son of Gundus. He seems to have been born in the first quarter of the ninth century; d. 16 Dec., 882. In 853 and 869 he appears as archdeacon of the Roman Church, and it was as such that he became pope (14 Dec., 872). His election was opposed by Formosus, who remained in opposition ... Read More

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Reading 1, Ephesians 3:14-21
This, then, is what I pray, kneeling before the Father, from ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 33:1-2, 4-5, 11-12, 18-19
Shout for joy, you upright; praise comes well from the honest. ... Read More

Gospel, Luke 12:49-53
'I have come to bring fire to the earth, and how I wish it were ... Read More

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St. John of Capistrano
October 23: St. John was born at Capistrano, Italy in 1385, the son of a ... Read More