Stephen II, Pope of Rome
Pope for two days, Stephen was elected to the papal throne in 752 and
died of a stroke before he was consecrated pope. Nothing is known
of his life or career. If one considers election to the papacy
sufficient, he is considered a pope. If one considers consecration
necessary, he is not a pope. The Roman church dropped his name
from the list of legitimate popes in 1961.
Karen Rae Keck
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