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Stephen VIII
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Papacy began July 14 939
Papacy ended October, 942
Predecessor Leo VII
Successor Marinus II
Personal details
Birth name ???
Born ???
Germany
Died October, 942
Rome, Italy
Other Popes named Stephen

Pope Stephen VIII, was a native of Germany, was pope from about July 14 939 until his death towards the end of October, 942.

During his pontificate he was subject to Alberic II of Spoleto, Prince of the Romans, and did not effectively rule the Papal States. His period as pope was during a brief interruption from the period when the church had been ruled by the so-called "pornocracy" of Theodora and Marozia, Roman noblewomen.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Leo VII
Pope
939–942
Succeeded by
Marinus II
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