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John XIII - (965-972)

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The papacy of John XIII (965-972) was fairly peaceful. Bishop of Narni when elected pope, John was ... Read More

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Date of birth unknown; enthroned on 1 Oct., 965; d. 6 Sept., 972. After the death of John XII in 964 Benedictus Grammaticus was elected his successor as Benedict V. But Otto I brought back to Rome the antipope Leo VIII , whom he had set up in 963, and banished ... Read More


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Reading 1, Hebrews 5:7-9
During his life on earth, he offered up prayer and entreaty, ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 31:2-3, 3-4, 5-6, 15-16, 20
turn your ear to me, make haste. Be for me a rock-fastness, a ... Read More

Gospel, John 19:25-27
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