Christopher, Pope

(903-904) Born Rome; died there. A cardinal-priest, he secured the papacy by dethroning and imprisoning Pope Leo V. He is considered an antipope by many reputable historians although the tradition of Rome places him in the list of legitimate pontiffs. He confirmed the privileges of the monastery of Corbie, Amiens, France, and was driven from the See by Pope Sergius III.

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