Pope John III; Joannes Catelinus

[Pope John III] Reigned from 561 to 574. Born in Rome, Italy; died there. Little is known of his pontificate, which occurred during the stormy times of the Lombard invasion. To secure aid against the barbarians he appealed to Narses. The latter was unable to subdue the opposition, and John sought refuge in the catacombs where he remained for some months, subsequently repairing some of them.

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