Pope John VI begins his reign as the 85th successor of Peter. Born in Ephesus, he ruled for four years during an extremely difficult period for Christianity which was being rejected in the East and in Spain by the Saracens. He ransomed many slaves and defended the prerogatives of the Church against the Emperor.
Pope Marinus II is chosen 128th successor of Peter and would rule for four years. This Roman-born pontiff set an example of a pure and blameless life during a very turbulent period, restoring Rome as the moral capitol of the world.
The 8th and final crusade is launched during the papal vacancy between Pope Clement IV and Blessed Pope Gregory X.
Death of Saint Dorothea of Montau, mystic and hermit who died at the age of fourty-seven.
Pope John Paul II beatifies Blessed Giacomo Cusmano, Blessed Jeremiah of Valachia and Blessed Domingo Iturrate Zubero.