Donus I, Pope of Rome
Roman by birth, Donus was elected pope in 676. He rebuilt churches in Rome
and opposed monothelitism. When he learned that Syrian monks who were
Nestorians had a monastery in Rome, he sent the Syrians to Roman
monasteries and placed Roman monks in the formerly Syrian monastery. An
invitation from Emperor Constantine IV Pogonatus to a council on
monothelitism arrived in Rome after Donus' death in 678.
Karen Rae Keck
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