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640 – He was native of Dalmatia, and the son of the scholasticus (advocate) Venantius. At the time of his election, he was archdeacon of the Roman Church, an important role in governing the see. As John’s consecration (on November 24) followed his election, it is supposed that the papal elections were being confirmed by ..

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910 BC – John XI was the son of Marozia and Alberic I of Spoleto, Count of Tusculum. 932 BC – John XI reportedly became subject to the control of Alberic II, his younger brother. 933 BC – Artold, Archbishop of Reims. 935 BC – It was at the insistence of Alberic II that the ..

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445 – Obtained from Valentinian III a famous rescript confirming the supremacy of the bishop of Rome.   449 – As archdeacon under Pope Leo I he fought vigorously for the rights of the Roman See and vigorously opposed the condemnation of Flavian of Constantinople at the Second Council of Ephesus to settle the question ..

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1020? – Born in Soana. Pope Gregory VII was one of the most famous reformers in the history of the Catholic church. 1047 – He became a cleric in minor orders and then later on became a student of Gregory VI, whom Hildebrand stayed with, even in his exile across the Alps, until his death ..

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236 – He was chosen despite being a layman and a stranger, Saint Fabian, martyr, became pope.   250 –  After years of peace, Emperor Trajan Decius issued an edit ordering that all Christians are to deny Christ. Proof was required by having the renounced Christians offer incense to pagan alters. Although no historical details ..

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His exact date of birth was unknown, though it was assumed that he was born in Greater Greece (Southern Italy).   259 AD – His papacy began on the 22nd day of July this year after the martyrdom of Sixtus II in 258. He served his papacy until the time of his death. The Holy ..

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306? – Possibly born near the city of Idanha-a-Nova (in Lusitania, Hispania), the son of Antonius, a priest at the Church of San Lorenzo in Rome.   354 – He was archdeacon of the Roman church and followed Liberus into exile.   366-383 – He became Pope.   378 – Ursinus was condemned and Damasus ..

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His original name was Poppo, and he was bishop of Brixen when the Emperor raised him to the papacy.   1048 – In January, Henry III appointed Poppo, as Bishop of Brixen, in Tyrol.          – Became Pope from 17th of July until his death on 9th of August.   His reign led to rumors ..

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691 AD – Constantine strongly objected to the canons, several of which opposed Roman customs, established by the largely eastern Trullan (or Quinisext) Council assembled under the Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian II.   708 AD – Constantine I was a champion of papal rights against the tyranny of the Byzantine emperors and against the Monothelite ..

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