John VI, Pope of Rome
John VI, who was of Greek descent, was elected pope in 701. He put down a
rebellion against Theophylactus, the imperial exarch, and ransomed the
Campanian prisoners of Duke Gisulfo of Benevento after a war between the
two states. When, in 704, Bishop Wilfrid of York appealed to Rome for the
third time with the claim that he had been unlawfully deposed from his
see, John recommended that he take the matter up with the Archbishop of
Canterbury. John died in the following year.
Karen Rae Keck
- Dennis Michelis:
John VI, (1987).
Ten Greek Popes
(Mplis.: Light & Life, 1987).
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