St Zacharias

(d. 752)

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(d. 752),

Pope from 741. The last Greek Pope, he induced the Lombard King Liutprand to return four cities and all her patrimonies to the Church and to abandon his attack on Ravenna. His relations with the Frankish kingdom were cordial, and in 751 it was claimed that he had sanctioned the deposition of the last Merovingian in favour of Pepin. He denounced the Iconoclastic policy of the Emps. Leo III and Constantine V. Feast day in the E., 5 Sept.; in the W., formerly 15 Mar.

Subjects: Christianity.

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