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Birth: 611

Death: 683

A Sicilian versed in Latin and Greek, St. Leo II was elected to the papacy in 681. Emperor Constantine IV Pogonatus did not confirm his election until 682, when Leo was consecrated. He ratified the decisions of the sixth ecumenical council (680) and condemned Honorius I's stand on monothelitism. During Leo's reign, the emperor returned control of Ravenna from the exarch to the emperor; to soften the blow, Leo exempted the see of Ravenna from the customary consecration taxes. Leo had a been singer trained in the papal choir school. He died in 683.

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