- Pope Adeodatus I
Adeodatus I Papacy began November 13, 615 Papacy ended November 8, 618 Predecessor Boniface IV Successor Boniface V Personal details Birth name Deusdedit, son of Stephen Born ???
Rome, Byzantine Empire
Died November 8, 618
Rome, Byzantine Empire
Papal styles of
Pope Adeodatus I
Reference style His Holiness Spoken style Your Holiness Religious style Holy Father Posthumous style Saint
Pope Saint Adeodatus I or Deodatus I (which is Given by God in Latin, also called Deusdedit, which is God Has Given; both are now considered variants of the same name) (died November 8, 618) was Pope from November 13, 615 to his death.
He was born in Rome, the son of a subdeacon. He served as a priest for 40 years before his election, and was the first priest to be elected pope since John II in 533. Adeodatus represents the second wave of anti-Gregorian challenge to the papacy, the first being that of Sabinian. He reversed the practice of his predecessor, Boniface IV, of filling the papal administrative ranks with monks by recalling the clergy to such positions and by ordaining some 14 priests, the first ordinations in Rome since Pope Gregory.
An earthquake struck Rome during his tenure, in August 618, followed by an outbreak of a scab disease, during which Adeodatus died. There was a vacancy of one year, one month, and 16 days before his successor was consecrated.
According to tradition, he was the first pope to use lead seals (bullae) on papal documents, which in time came to be called "papal bulls". One bulla dating from his reign is still preserved, the obverse of which represents the Good Shepherd in the midst of His sheep, with the letters Alpha and Omega underneath, while the reverse bears the inscription: Deusdedit Papæ.
His feast occurs November 8.
- "Pope St. Deusdedit" in the 1913 Catholic Encyclopedia.
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