Pope John IV

Pope John IVProfile

Son of the advocate Venantius. Archdeacon of the Church. 72nd Pope.

Soon after his ascension, his native Dalmatia was invaded by Slavs, and he worked to ransom prisoners, provide refugee assistance, and bring the Slavs themselves to the faith. Because the churches could not be rebuilt in the war-torn area, the relics that had been enshrined in them were brought to Rome, Italy; they are still housed in an oratory there.

John wrote to Church leaders in Ireland concerning the proper date for celebration of Easter, and against Pelagianism. He condemned and wrote against Monothelitism.


Papal Ascension


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MLA Citation

  • “Pope John IV“. CatholicSaints.Info. 23 October 2018. Web. 29 September 2021. <>