John IX, Pope of Rome
Pope from 898-900, John IX was a Benedictine, whose election was opposed
by Sergius, a cardinal who later became Pope Sergius III. Having
excommunicated his foe, John called a synod to rehabilitate Pope Formosus
and to forbid trials of the dead. John confirmed the
which required imperial approval of all papal elections.
Karen Rae Keck
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