St. Zachariah I, Pope of Rome
Born in Calabria, St. Zachary was a deacon
Gregory III before he succeeded him as pope in 741. The last pope to
announce his election to the patriarch of Constantinople,
Zachary strongly opposed the iconoclasm of
V Copronymus. Zachary also opposed the slave
He negotiated peace in Italy and supported the establishment of the
Carolingian line in France.
Zachary supported Boniface's mission
in Germany and is said to have had maps of the
Christian world painted on the walls of a tower in the
Lateran. He translated the dialogues of
Gregory the Great from
Latin into Greek. Zachary died in 752.
Karen Rae Keck
- Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium, p. 2218.
1912 Catholic Encyclopedia: (Read with caution)
Another Roman Catholic view of this pope of Rome.
--- Christ's Faithful People
- Dennis Michelis:
St. Zachary, (1987).
Ten Greek Popes
(Mplis.: Light & Life, 1987).
St. Virgil of Salzburg;
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