Pope John XV

[Pope John XV]
Also known as
John XVI (due to errors in some records, some writers thought that John XV reigned four months and was succeeded by another John)
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Son of a presbyter named Leo. Pope. Caught in the middle of intriques between corrupt civil rules, John spent most of his pontificate under their influence. Helped bring about the Peace of Rouen, 1 March 991, which ended hostilities between England and Normandy. Supported several parishes, monasteries and convents, and was the special patron of the monks of Cluny. His recognition of the Saint Ulrich of Augsburg, the first formal papal canonization.
Born
Rome, Italy
Papal Ascension
late summer 985
Died
April 996 of natural causes
Additional Information
Catholic Encyclopedia
New Catholic Dictionary
Canonizations
993: Ulrich of Augsburg
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