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 Encyclopedia: Pope John XII   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
John XII (born in Rome circa 937, died May 14, 964), was Pope from 955 to 963, was the son of Alberic II, whom he succeeded as patrician of Rome in 954, being then only eighteen years of age.
Leo VIII (died 965), Pope from 963 to 964, a Roman by birth, held the lay office of protoserinus when he was elected to the papal chair at the instance of Otto the Great by the Roman synod which deposed John XII in December 963.
John, bishop of Narni, and John, a cardinal deacon, professed that they themselves saw that a deacon had been ordained in a horse stable, but were unsure of the time.
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 JOHN XII. - LoveToKnow Article on JOHN XII.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
As a temporal ruler John was devoid of the vigour and firmness of his father, and his union of the papal officewhich through his scandalous private life he made a byword of reproachwith his civil dignities proved a source of weakness rather than of strength.
Even before Otto left Rome the pope had, however, repented of his recognition of a power which threatened altogether to overshadow his authority, and had begun to conspire against the new emperor.
An attempt at an insurrection was made by the inhabitants of Rome even before Otto left the city, and on his departure John returned at the head of a formidable company of friends and retainers, and caused Leo to seek safety in immediate flight.
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 John XII
On Alberic's death, John XII became both the political leader of Rome and the head of the Catholic Church.
Upon his ascension around 955 C.E., John XII ushered in an age of profligate debauchery not seen since the Caesars were running the joint.
John indulged his lust as he saw fit, including orgies in the halls of St. John Lateran, the most prestigious cathedral in Christendom, and sex on the tombs of the Apostles Peter and Paul.
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 New Catholic Dictionary: Pope John XII; Octavius   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
John now turned against Otto who was assuming papal prerogatives, but was forced to flee before the latter's army.
He refused to recoguize it and was deposed, while a layman, the antipope Leo VIII, was elected in his stead; the proceeding was uncanonical and the election regarded as invalid.
John took sanguinary measures of reprisal, but died as Otto was preparing to return to Rome.
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 Pope Paul VI The World Pays Its Tribute
Pope Honorius I was not only condemned by the Council of Constantinople in 681 because he "followed the wicked teaching of the heretics" but the acts of the Council were signed by the papal legate and duly authenticated by Pope Leo II.
Pope Paul VI constantly sought to promote and deepen mutual understanding among the churches; this was evinced by his great enthusiasm for the establishment of a Joint Working Group between the Roman Catholic Church and the World Council of Churches.
Pope Paul VI understood his ministry as an instrument in the service of peace in the world and indefatigably recalled the duty of the church and indeed of every member of the church to contribute to overcoming the menace of war.
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 Cultural Catholic - Pope Pius XII
Pope Pius XII embarked on the theological preparations for Vatican II almost a decade before it was convened under his sucessor, the Venerable Pope John XXIII.
Throughout his papacy, Pope Pius XII was regarded as a saintly man, a scholar, a man of peace, and a compassionate defender and protector of all victims of World War II and genocide.
Pope Pius XII was temporarily buried at Saint John Lateran.
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 Now What, Cat ?: The Youngest Pope was a Womanizer ?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Pope John XII was just 18 years old when he was elected pope on the orders of Duke Alberic II of Spoleto, ruler Rome and his father.
John XII was only the second pope in history to have changed his name from that which he was born with, Octavian.
Octavian (Pope John XII) was was derided by the Cardinals over the councils because of his elementary ignorance of Latin.
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John began secret negotiations with Adalbert, son of Berengarius, and sent envoys with letters to Hungary and to Constantinople for the purpose of inciting a war against Otto.
John now sent an embassy to Otto to propitiate the latter, and at the same time to explain the pope's grievance, which was that the emperor had received for himself the oath of allegiance from those cities of the Ecclesiastical States, which he had reconquered from Berengarius.
On 26 February, 964, John held a synod in St. Peter's in which the decrees of the synod of 6 November were repealed; Leo VIII and all who had elected him were excommunicated; his ordination was pronounced invalid; and Bishop Sico of Ostia, who had consecrated him, was deprived forever of his dignities.
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 About William of Ockham - Robert Wagner
Ockham later attacked John XII for errors in some of his papal bulls, going so far as to call him a heretic.
Treatise to John XXII Ockham met John Lutterell again at Avignon; in a treatise addressed to Pope John XXII, the former chancellor of Oxford denounced Ockham's teaching on the Sentences, extracting from it 56 propositions that he showed to be in serious error.
For Ockham the power of the pope is limited by the freedom of Christians that is established by the gospel and the natural law.
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 CNN.com - Doctors perform tracheotomy on pope - Feb 24, 2005
Pope John Paul II is taken to a Rome hospital after a relapse.
The pope was taken to the hospital on Thursday, less than two weeks after he had been released from the facility after a nine-day stay from complications of the flu.
The pope was taken to hospital on February 1 after suffering breathing difficulties, later diagnosed as the flu complicated by an acute respiratory infection.
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 History of the Mass (7histort.htm)
With the death of Pope Agapitus II in December 955 the way had been paved for the elevation of the deceased prince of Rome Alberic II's illegitimate son Octavian to be declared the one hundredth and thirtieth pope.
John XII was a weak, sniveling replacement for Agapitus, despite the latter's faults.
John XII reassumed the papacy and immediately held a synod at St. Peter's on February 26, 964 in which he not only deposed Leo but excommunicated him claiming that he was uncanonically ordained.
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 John XII, pope. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
c.937–964, pope (955–64), a Roman (count of Tusculum) named Octavian; successor of Agapetus II and predecessor of either Leo VIII or Benedict V. His father, Alberic, secured John’s election before the latter was 20 years old.
John’s life was notoriously immoral and his pontificate a disgrace.
John was restored by Roman insurrectionists shortly before he was mysteriously murdered.
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 Pope Pius XII   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Pacelli was appointed Apostolic Nuncio in Bavaria by Pope Benedict XV in 1917, and Apostolic Nuncio to the German Weimar Republic in June, 1920.
The farce over the Pope's health and treatment in death caused considerable embarrassment to the Vatican, but in the 1950s was not reported, though widely rumoured among those in Rome who had witnessed the body's decay as it lay in state, as well as being captured in photographs.
Pope Pius XII became a candidate for sainthood under Pope John Paul II in the 1990s.
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 Pope John Paul II
Pope John Paul II was born in 1920 in Wadowice, Poland, a small city just outside Cracow.
Pope John Paul II, like many Popes before him, is generally considered by Catholics to be the sovereign "Vicar of Christ," Christ's representative here on the earth.
Pope John Paul II is no doubt a wonderful, visionary man. Before him, there have been saintly Popes and wicked Popes alike.
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 Pope John XXIII - Ascension of Immortal Saints
Pope John XXIII was born Angelo Guiseppe Roncalli, on a cold rainy morning in the little farming community of Sotto il Monte - "Under the Mountain".
On November 4th, 1958, Angelo Roncalli was coronated as Pope John XXIII on October 28, 1958.
Known affectionately as "Good Pope John" to many people, in A.D. 2001 John was declared Blessed by Pope John Paul II, the next-to-last step on the road to sainthood.
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 The Holy Roman Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In 962, Otto I of Germany and Pope John XII cooperated in a second revival.
During the reigns of Henry IV and Henry V in the late 11th and early 12th centuries, the papacy was influenced by a powerful reform movement that demanded an end to lay domination.
Popes Gregory VII and Urban II insisted on independence for the papacy and for the church in general during the Investiture Controversy.
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 Expert Answer Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Pope John XII was almost certainly one of the worst popes who ever sat on the throne of Peter.
John XII had little taste for religion, and, according to Hughes, the older he got, the less he seemed to care.
And the personal character of the pope, his ability to reason, and all his other psychological dispositions are not what protects the doctrine from error.
www.saint-mike.org /Apologetics/QA/Answers/Church_History/h991210Carraway.html   (521 words)

 Pope Tribute - List of sexually active Popes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Pope Sergius III (897-911) was said to have arranged for Pope Anastasius III (911-913) (supposedly his illegitimate child) to become Pope after him.
Pope John XII (955-963) (deposed by Conclave) was said to have turned the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterno into a brothel and was accused of adultery, fornication, and incest (Source: Patrologia Latina).
Pope Alexander VI (1492-1503) had notable a long affair with Vannozza dei Cattani before his papacy, by whom he had his famous illegitimate children Cesare and Lucrezia.
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 John XII on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
c.937-964, pope (955-64), a Roman (count of Tusculum) named Octavian; successor of Agapetus II and predecessor of either Leo VIII or Benedict V. His father, Alberic, secured John's election before the latter was 20 years old.
The Path to a New Pontiff: On the outside, the election of a new Pope is a carefully choreographed ritual steeped in Catholic tradition.
Heretic hunting beyond the seas: John Brett and his encounter with the Marian exiles.
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 Sex client - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The slang terms punter (UK) and john (US) are used among both prostitutes and law enforcement.
The term john may have originated from the customers giving their name as "John", which is a common name in English speaking countries.
Although disputed, the origin has also been proposed as reference to Pope John XII.
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 Marozia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The most strenuous of their lovers were rewarded with the Roman mitre, and their reign may have suggested to darker ages the fable of a female pope.
The Liber Pontificalis recorded that by Pope Sergius III she was mother of Pope John XI, whose pontificate marked the complete supremacy in Rome of the house of Theophylactus.
By her husband Alberico I she was mother of Alberic II, Prince of the Romans, who in his turn was father of Octavian, who became Pope John XII.
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 Apparitions of Mary - Some Recent Papal Visionaries - Pope Leo XIII, Pope Pius XII, Pope John Paul II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
John Paul II has dedicated his papacy to Mary, the Mother of Jesus.
In 1989, Sister Lucia told one of her relatives that the Consecration conducted by Pope John Paul and the bishops in 1984 was accepted by Heaven and Russia would be converted.
John Paul's dedication to the Blessed Virgin, reinvigorated by the vision he had at the Policlinico, represents a real hope in mitigating against a near-term global period of stress.
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In December 1317, he became Bishop of his native Diocese of Palmiers, was translated to Mirepoix 26 January, 1327, and was made cardinal by Pope John XXII, 18 December, 1327.
Abhorring nepotism, he granted preferment to but one relative, naming the eminent John Bauzian Archbishop of Arles in deference to the insistence of the cardinals; he compelled his only niece to discourage noble suitors, and marry one of her own humble rank.
In vain the pope tried to avert war, but he was no match for the kings and their allies.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/02430a.htm   (1267 words)

 AllRefer.com - John XII, pope (Roman Catholic Popes And Antipopes) - Encyclopedia
John XII, pope, Roman Catholic Popes And Antipopes
John XII c.937–964, pope (955–64), a Roman (count of Tusculum) named Octavian; successor of Agapetus II and predecessor of either Leo VIII or Benedict V. His father, Alberic, secured John's election before the latter was 20 years old.
Disliking the emperor's new influence in papal affairs, John sided with Berengar's party against Otto.
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 Defending Pope Pius XII by Alan Caruba   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
For example, during the Nazi occupation of Rome, there is ample documentation that Pope Pius XII was personally responsible for saving the lives of close to five thousands Roman Jews, sheltering them in the Vatican and in the numerous monasteries and convents throughout the city.
Pope Leo X (1513-1521) repealed the obligation of Jews to wear badges, a precursor to the Nazi requirement of the infamous Yellow Star.
Pius XII and the late Pope John Paul II are great examples of those whom Jews identify as “righteous gentiles”; those who never failed to act and to speak out in the defense of Judaism and Jews.
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 Pope Pius XII   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Pope Pius XII was Bishop of Rome from 1939 to 1958.
Without the Christmas messages of Pius XII during the war years, and particularly those of 1941 and 1942 and that of 1944 on democracy, without the same pope's profound reflections on the state, economic and social affairs, the encyclical Pacem in Terris would be scarcely thinkable.
But John XXIII's encyclical was original and bold when compared with the corresponding attitude of Pius XII, for in the whole of Pius XII's vast output, there is not the slightest reference to the UN's 1948 Declaration of Human Rights.
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 MSN Encarta - Search Results - John XII   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
937-964), pope (955-964), sometimes called the Boy Pope because he was elected to the papacy when he was only 18 years old.
Pius XII (1876-1958), pope (1939-1958) during World War II, respected especially for his efforts to persuade the contending nations to settle their...
John XXIII (pope) (1881-1963), pope (1958-1963), who inaugurated a new era in the history of the Roman Catholic Church through his receptivity to...
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 The (Iglesia Ni Cristo/Church of Christ) Doctrines
January 18 2002, 12:06 AM On Sunday, March 12, 2000 Pope John Paul II made a unique and historic "request for pardon" for the sins and errors of Christians both throughout the centuries and in the present.
Before he was elected Pope, he had spent sixty-eight years of his life as a simple monk and as a hermit, mortifying himself in imitation of the harsh asceticism of his model, St. John the Baptist.
He sold his office to John Gratian, a Roman priest who was so appalled and shocked by the misdeeds of Benedict IX that he resorted to money to remove him.
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