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CNS file photo: John Paul I was the last pope to be carried aloft by the sediari, or chairbearers.
June 26: S. Cleti et Marcellini Summorum Pontificum et Martyrum ~ - Cletus was a Roman, and ruled the Church in the time of the Emperors Vespasian and Titus. In accordance with the precept of the Prince of the Apostles he...
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