St. Eugene I, Pope of Rome
Pope/St. Eugene I was brought up in the church and was elected pope in
654, while Pope/St. Martin I was alive in prison. Eugene refused to
recognize the monothelite Peter as Patriarch of Constantinople. To resolve
the dispute, Eugene sent envoys to Constantinople, who returned with a
compromise: the understanding of Christ's wills should be that each nature
of Christ has a separate will but Christ as a person had only one will.
The Roman clergy rejected the statement, and Eugene also rejected it.
Eugene died in 657.
Karen Rae Keck
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