Pope Gregory VI

Pope Gregory VIAlso known as

  • John Gratian


Archpriest of Saint John’s. When Benedict IX offered to surrender the papacy for a large sum of money, Gratian paid in order to get the unworthy Benedict off the throne. 148th pope in 1045. However, Benedict‘s rivals supported the anti-pope John of Sabina. A synod at Sutri sent John to a monastery, declared that Benedict IX had forfeited his rights, and claimed that Gregory VI had committed simony. To prevent civil and clerical disorder, Gregory resigned in 1046, and returned to Germany with King Henry III.


Papal Ascension


MLA Citation

  • “Pope Gregory VI“. CatholicSaints.Info. 12 February 2019. Web. 18 April 2021. <>