Book of Saints – Gregory III

[Pope Saint Gregory III]Article

(Saint) Pope (November 28) (8th century) Like his predecessor, Saint Gregory II, Saint Gregory III was distinguished for learning and piety. He was a Syrian by birth and his election was the last for which the Emperor’s leave was asked, the practice of doing so having lasted for nearly fifty years. The struggle with the Iconoclasts of the East continued through the eleven years of his Pontificate. Against Luitprand and the Lombards still overrunning Italy Saint Gregory sought the aid of Charles Martel, the Frankish leader, who had just overthrown the Saracen invaders of Western Europe. After a stormy Pontificate, he died November 27, A.D. 741.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Gregory III”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 July 2013. Web. 24 November 2017. <>