Catholic Encyclopedia – Pope Stephen (VIII) IX

Pope Stephen (VIII) IXArticle

(939942) Date of birth unknown; he became pope about 14 July 939, and died about the end of October 942. Despite the contrary assertions of late writers, there is no doubt that Stephen was a Roman and cardinal-priest of Saints Silvester and Martin. He supported the declining Carlovingian dynasty, and by threat of excommunication forced the nobles to be faithful to the Frankish King Louis IV d’Outre-Mer. Throughout the whole of his pontificate he was subject to Alberic, Prince of the Romans, and so had little opportunity of distinguishing himself.

MLA Citation

  • Horace Mann. “Pope Stephen (VIII) IX”. Catholic Encyclopedia, 1912. CatholicSaints.Info. 30 December 2018. Web. 16 May 2021. <>