Book of Saints – Leo II

Pope Saint Leo IIArticle

(Saint) Pope (June 28) (7th century) A Sicilian, eminent for piety, skilled in the Latin and Greek tongues, and well versed in the science and literature of the age. He succeeded Pope Saint Agatho in Saint Peter’s Chair (A.D. 682). He blamed Honorius, a former Pope, for his negligence in not at once condemning the Monothelite heresy, though he does not allow that Honorius himself had ever fallen into that error. Saint Leo reformed the Gregorian chant and composed several Liturgical Hymns. He died A.D. 683, and was buried in Saint Peter’s. All his life long looked upon as the “Father of the Poor,” they more than all others grieved over his loss after so brief a Pontificate.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Leo II”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 August 2018. Web. 21 June 2021. <>