John VII, Pope of Rome
Very probably a Greek, John VII was elected to the papacy in 705 and built
a papal home at the foot of the Palatine Hill, then in the Greek quarter
of Rome. A restorer of churches, John also rebuilt the monastery of Mt.
Sabiaco after the Saracens had raided it. He negotiated with the Lombards
for the return of papal lands in the Alps. Asked to approve the canons of
the Quintisext Council, he returned them to the emperor without accepting
or condemning them. John died after a reign of two years.
Karen Rae Keck
- Dennis Michelis:
John VII, (1987).
Ten Greek Popes
(Mplis.: Light & Life, 1987).
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