Pope John II

Pope John II as depicted in the Nuremburg chronicleAlso known as

  • Mercurius


Son of Projectus. Priest at Saint Clement’s Basilica on the slope of Mons Coelius. 56th pope, the first to change his name on assuming the papacy. Ordered Bishop Contumeliosus of Riez to be confined in a monastery for his crimes.


Papal Ascension


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Pope John II“. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 June 2019. Web. 22 April 2021. <>