Benedict VII, Pope of Rome
Chosen by Otto II, Benedict became pope when Sicco, Otto's representative
in Rome, vetoed the election of Boniface VII in 974. Four years later,
Boniface returned to Rome and took the throne from Benedict, who sought
Otto's help in regaining his see. In 981, Benedict was in charge of Rome
and condemned simony. The remainder of his papacy, which ended with his
death in 983, was peaceful.
Karen Rae Keck
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