New Catholic Dictionary – Pope Saint Benedict II

illustration of Pope Benedict II from 'The Lives and Times of the Popes', by Chevalier Artaud de Montor, 1842; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

Reigned from 26 June 684 to 8 May 685. Born in Rome, Italy; died there. To shorten the time of vacancy at the death of a pope he obtained from the Emperor Constantine IV a decree abolishing the imperial confirmation of the pope-elect before consecration. He reinstated Saint Wilfrid in the See of York, of which he had been unjustly deprived. Feast, 7 May.

MLA Citation

  • “Pope Saint Benedict II”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 August 2012. Web. 30 October 2020. <>