John XIII, Pope of Rome
The papacy of John XIII (965-972) was fairly peaceful. Bishop of Narni
when elected pope, John was kidnapped by Roman nobles and prisoner in the
Campania for a year. Otto I rescued him, and in the following year, John
crowned Otto's son co-emperor Otto II. John also called a synod at Ravenna
to condemn clerical marriage. In addition, John supported the Cluniac
reform movement. In 972, the year of his death, John crowned Theophano
empress, just before she married Otto II.
Karen Rae Keck
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