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Pelagius II - (579-590)

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The son of a Goth, Pelagius was born in Rome, and little is known of his early life. He was elected pope in 579 during a Lombard seige and was ordained immediately. An appeal to the emperor brought the advice to bribe the invaders and seek aid from the Franks. The Franks failed to respond, and ... Read More

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The date of whose birth is unknown, seemingly a native of Rome, but of Gothic descent, as his father's name was Winigild, died in Rome, 7 Feb., 590. He succeeded Benedict I, when the Lombards were besieging Rome, but his consecration was delayed in the hope of securing the Read More


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