All posts tagged "Pope"

Sylvester I, Pope



Feast Day: December 31 Canonized: Pre-Congregation Born in Rome toward the end of the third century, Pope Sylvester was the leader of the Catholic Church at a great turning point in the Church’s history. For the first time in nearly…

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Leo the Great, Pope



Feast Day: November 10 Canonized: Pre-Congregation Only two popes in history have been given the title “the Great.” Pope Leo is one of them. Leo was born in Tuscany in Italy around the year 400 and served as an advisor…

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John Paul II (Karol Józef Wojtyła), Pope



Feast Day: October 22 Canonized: April 27, 2014 Beatified: May 1, 2011 Many people who knew young Karol Wojtyla in Poland thought he might someday be an actor or a writer. Instead, he became pope. Karol Józef Wojtyła was born in…

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John XXIII (Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli), Pope



Feast Day: October 11 Canonized: April 27, 2014 Beatified: September 3, 2000 Venerated: December 20, 1999 From her very beginning, the Church has had leaders who have helped us in our search for God. Pope John XXIII was one of…

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Pius XII (Eugenio Pacelli), Pope



Feast Day: October 9 Venerated: December 19, 2009 Eugenio Maria Giuseppe Giovanni Pacelli was born in Rome, Italy, in 1876. His father hoped that Eugenio would follow in his footsteps as a canon lawyer. As Eugenio studied the legal system…

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Gregory the Great, Pope



Feast Day: September 3 Canonized: Pre-Congregation Elected Pope: September 3, 590 Gregory (c. 540-604) was born into a prominent family. He studied law and by age 30 was mayor of Rome. He entered the Benedictine monastery, hoping to live a…

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Pius X (Guiseppe Melchior Sarto), Pope



Feast Day: August 21 Canonized: May 29, 1954 Beatified: June 3, 1951 Venerated: September 3, 1950 Giuseppe Sarto was born in 1835 to a poor but faithful family in Italy. He never understood the importance that was always placed on…

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