Pope Sergius II


Pope Sergius II

Infobox Pope
English name=Sergius II


birth_name=???
term_start=January, 844
term_end=January 24, 847
predecessor=Gregory IV
successor=Leo IV
birth_date=???
birthplace=Rome, Italy
dead=dead|death_date=death date|847|1|24|mf=y
deathplace=???
other=Sergius

Sergius II was Pope from January, 844-January 24, 847.

On the death of Gregory IV the archdeacon John was proclaimed pope by popular acclamation, while the nobility elected Sergius, a Roman of noble birth. The opposition was suppressed, with Sergius intervening to save John's life. Sergius was then consecrated immediately by the nobles (or the bishops) Fact|date=March 2007, without seeking the ratification of the Frankish court.

The Holy Roman Emperor Lothair I, however, disapproved of this abandoning of the Constitutio Romana of 824 which included the statute that no pope should be consecrated until his election had the approval of the Frankish emperor. He sent an army under his son Louis, the recently appointed viceroy of Italy, to re-establish his authority. The Church and the Emperor reached an accommodation, with Louis being crowned king of Lombardy by Sergius, although the Pope did not accede to all the demands made upon him.

Sergius contributed to urban redevelopment in Rome, relying on some consider to be dubious means of gaining money. Simony is said to have flourished during the reign of Sergius II.

During his pontificate Rome was ravaged and the churches of St. Peter and St. Paul were sacked by Saracens, who also assaulted Porto and Ostia (August 846). Sergius died while negotiating between two patriarchs and was succeeded by Pope Leo IV.

References

*1911
*Cheetham, Nicolas, "Keepers of the Keys", New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1983. ISBN 0-684-1863-X

External links

* [http://www.documentacatholicaomnia.eu/01_01_0844-0847-_Sergius_II.html Opera Omnia by Migne Patrologia Latina with analytical indexes]


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