Benedict II, Pope of Rome
Born and educated in Rome, St. Benedict served the church in every order
of the clergy before his election to the papacy in 684. He persuaded
Emperor Constantine IV Pogonatus that papal elections do not require
imperial confirmation. The practice, however, continued. Benedict opposed
monothelitism and restored churches during the course of his two-year
Karen Rae Keck
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