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Romanus
Romano papa.jpg
Papacy began August, 897
Papacy ended November, 897
Predecessor Stephen VI
Successor Theodore II
Personal details
Birth name ???
Born ???
Gallese, Italy
Died November 897
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Romanus was Pope from August to November 897.

He was born at Gallese near Civita Castellana.

He was elected to succeed the murdered Pope Stephen VI and was deposed a few months later by one of the factions, which then governed Rome. His short rule was regarded as a virtuous one by the historian Frodoard. He ended his days as a monk, although this may mean simply that he was deposed.[1] His date of death is unknown.

References

  1. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg "Pope Romanus" in the 1913 Catholic Encyclopedia.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Stephen VI
Pope
897
Succeeded by
Theodore II

This article incorporates text from the public-domain Catholic Encyclopedia of 1913.

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