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(c. 816—896)


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(c.816–96),

Pope from 891. He acted constructively towards the E. Church, proposing a compromise solution to the question of Photius's ordinations. After his death the party opposed to him in Imperial politics charged him with usurping the Holy See, and a synod convened by Pope Stephen VI in 897 declared him deposed. Later Popes reversed the decision.

Subjects: Christianity — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).


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