Pope John III

Pope John IIIAlso known as

  • Joannes Catelinus


Born to a distinguished family, the son of Anastasius the Illustris. 61st pope after an inter-regnum of five months. Little is known of his pontificate. Noted for his generosity to the poor. During the Lombard invasion, he appealed for military help to General Narses. Narses lost in the field, and John retreated for several months to the catacombs; when he returned to the Lateran palace, he had the catacombs repaired and made provision for Mass to be celebrated in them.


Papal Ascension


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  • “Pope John III“. CatholicSaints.Info. 30 July 2019. Web. 4 March 2021. <>