New Catholic Dictionary – Pope Stephen (V) VI


(885-891), born Rome; died there. A wealthy priest, after his election, he used his wealth to refill the depleted papal treasury and to repair the sacked pontifical buildings. He crowned Guido II of Spoleto emperor, 891; recognized Louis the Blind of Provence; sent the schismatic Photius into exile; and is said to have condemned the custom of trial by ordeal. He received many English pilgrims at Rome, and upheld the primacy of the Roman See when he consecrated Bishop Teutbold of Langres against the wishes of Archbishop Aurelian.

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  • “Pope Stephen (V) VI”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 October 2012. Web. 23 January 2022. <>