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Theodore II
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Papacy began December, 897
Papacy ended December, 897
Predecessor Romanus
Successor John IX
Personal details
Birth name Theodorus
Born ???
Rome
Died December, 897
Rome, Italy
Other Popes named Theodore

Theodore II was the son of Photius, the patriarch of Constantinople. He was ordained as a priest by Pope Stephen V; also his brother Theotius was a bishop. He was pope for twenty days during December 897 before he died. He reinstated the clerics who had been forced from office by Pope Stephen VI, recognizing the validity of the ordinations of Pope Formosus. He had the body of Formosus, which had been thrown in the Tiber and recovered near Porto, reburied in St. Peter's.

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Romanus
Pope
897
Succeeded by
John IX
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