New Catholic Dictionary – Pope John IX

Pope John IXArticle

Reigned from 898 to 900. Born in Tivoli, Italy; died in Rome, Italy. A Benedictine, he was ordained priest by Pope Formosus. During his pontificate the papal authority once more extended to the ends of the earth. He held several synods at Rome to correct the prevalent disorders in Christendom, condemned the synod of Stephen (VI) VII, which was held in 897; and sanctioned a hierarchy for the Moravians against the wishes of the German bishops.

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  • “Pope John IX”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 13 August 2018. Web. 6 July 2020. <>