Kalends of January fourth feria. AD 524.
John, 51st Pope of the Roman Church, lived two years in the see of Peter. He came to Constantinople, and when on his return he had reached Ravenna, Theodoric the Arian king subjected him to imprisonment and put him and his companions to death. His body was removed from Ravenna and interred in the basilica of St Peter, after two years, nine months and seventeen days.