New Catholic Dictionary – Pope Agapetus II

9th century medallion portrait of Pope Agapetus II, artist unknown; Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the WallsArticle

Reigned from 946 to 956. Born in Rome. Elected to the papacy, 946, he labored to restore ecclesiastical discipline, and supported Otto the Great in evangelization of the North, urging him with other nobles to invade Italy for the purpose of restoring order. He reigned well during a difficult period.

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  • “Pope Agapetus II”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 October 2018. Web. 16 December 2018. <>