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Benedict I - (575-579)

Saint Biography

Benedict I Little is known about the life of Benedict I. He was born in Rome and was elected pope in 574. Emperor Justin did not confirm the Read More

Catholic Encyclopedia

Of the first Pontiff who bore the name of Benedict practically nothing is known. The date of his birth is unknown; he d. 30 July, 579. He was a Roman and the son of Boniface, and was called Bonosus by the Greeks ( Evagrius, Hist., V, 16). The ravages of the Lombards rendered it very difficult to communicate with the emperor at Constantinople, who claimed the Read More

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