Pope John XIX facts
|Papacy began||May 1024|
|Papacy ended||October 1032|
|Predecessor||Pope Benedict VIII|
|Successor||Pope Benedict IX|
|Other Popes named John|
Romanus was elected pope in 1024. His family used his money and influence to make Romanus the pope. This was called simony. He chose the name Pope John, and he is known as John XIX.
After his election, Pope John became a priest and a bishop.
John XIX is credited as the first pope to grant an indulgence.
His successor was his nephew, who became known as Benedict IX.
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