BENNO (Saint) Bishop (June 16) (11th century) Also called Benedict. An Abbot of Hildesheim in Germany, who, appointed Bishop of Meissen, was much persecuted by the Emperor Henry IV, on account of his attachment to Rome. He, almost alone of the German Bishops, attended Saint Gregory the Seventh’s Council, which condemned Henry’s usurpation of Church Rights. Returned to his See, he died after a long and fruitful Episcopate, ad. 1106.