- Pope Severinus
May 28, 640
August 2, 640
Pope Severinus was
popein the year 640.
A Roman and the son of one Abienus, Severinus was elected on the third day after the death of his predecessor, and envoys were at once sent to
Constantinople, to obtain the confirmation of his election in October 638. But the Emperor Heraclius, instead of granting the confirmation, ordered Severinus to sign his "Ecthesis", a Monothelite profession of faith. When Severinus refused, he was kept out of the Papal See for almost two years, during which time Heraclius I the "catularius" and Isaac the exarchplundered the Lateran. He was at last installed on May 28, 640, but died soon afterwards on August 2.
* Maxwell-Stuart, P. G. "Chronicle of the Popes: The Reign-by-Reign Record of the Papacy from St. Peter to the Present", Thames & Hudson, 2002, p. 57. ISBN 0500017980.
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