- Pope Agapetus II
English name=Agapetus II
May 10, 946
Agapetus II (born in
Rome; died October, 955) was Popefrom May 10, 946until his death in 955, at the time when Alberic II(932–954), son of Marozia, was governing the independent republic of Romeunder the title of "Prince and Senator of the Romans."
Agapetus II, a man of some force of character, attempted to put a stop to the so-called
Pornocracy, which lasted from the accession of Pope Sergius III(904–911) in 904 to the deposition of Pope John XII(955–964) in 964. His appeal to Otto I the Great(936–973) to intervene in Rome remained without immediate effect, since Alberic II's position was too strong to be attacked, but it bore fruit after his death.
* [http://www.documentacatholicaomnia.eu/01_01_0946-0955-_Agapetus_II.html Opera Omnia by Migne Patrologia Latina with analytical indexes]
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