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Romanus I, Pope of Rome

IX Century
A pope about whom little is known, Romanus was born near Rome in Civita Castellum and was cardinal priest at St. Peter-in-Chains when elected to the papacy in August, 897. He reburied Formosus and revalidated his ordinations. Romanus was deposed in November, 897 and may have served as a monk from then until his death.

Karen Rae Keck

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