Reigned from 29 May 757 to 28 June 767. Died at Saint Paul’s, outside-the-Walls, Rome. His election was opposed by the anti-pope Theophylact. As pope he is noted for the fact that he prevented disastrous events from happening rather than accomplished anything of moment. He remained friendly with Pepin, opposed Constantine V and Iconoclasm, and continued the papal supremacy over Rome and central Italy. He was instrumental in preserving the extraordinary regard that the English held for the papacy during the 8th century and caused the bodies of the saints to be removed from the catacombs to the various churches. Feast, Roman Calendar, 28 June.
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