Pope Stephen III

illustration of Saint Stephen IV, Pope, from the book 'Saints of the Order of Saint Benedict', designed by Father Amandus LiebhaberProfile

Little is known of his early life. Educated by Benedictines in Rome, Italy, when old enough, he became monk himself. Advisor to Pope Zachary, Pope Paul I and Pope Stephen II. Repeatedly faced invasion by the Lombards, which led to alliance with Pepin of the Franks. Conflicts and alliances from battle led to Stephen being the first popeking. Known for his love and support of the poor, and for a number of hospitals built for the indigent.


Papal Ascension


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MLA Citation

  • “Pope Stephen III“. People of the Faith. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 November 2020. Web. 14 April 2021. <>