St. John I, pope

St. John I was born in Italy and became the 53rd pope in 523. He was the first pope to go to Constantinople when he traveled there to speak to and crown Emperor Justin I. When St. John returned to home, the Italy’s ruler, Theodoric, thought the pope had plotted against him with the emperor. Theodoric put the pope in prison, where St. John I died May 18, 526.

Catholic Review

Catholic Review

The Catholic Review is the official publication of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.