St John I, Pope & Martyr

Posted May 19, 2017 2:58 am by Isten Joe

St John I, Pope & Martyr

Pope St. John I/VaticanFrom CNA (edited for length):Saint John I was a friend of the renowned Christian philosopher Boethius, who died in a similar manner.Eastern Catholics and Eastern Orthodox Christians (and Catholics of the Ordinariate) also honor Pope St. John I, on the same date as the Roman Catholic Church.Pope John I was chosen to become the Bishop of Rome in 523, succeeding Pope St. Hormisdas.During his papal reign Italy was ruled by the Ostrogothic King Theodoric. Like many of his fellow tribesmen, the king adhered to the Arian heresy, holding that Christ was a created being rather than the

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