Pope John XVIII

[Pope John XVIII] Reigned from 25 December 1003 to June 1009. Born in Rome, Italy as Phasianus; died near there. As pope, elected through the influence of John Crescentius, he conferred ecclesiastical privileges on the reestablished See of Merseburg, and consented to the Roman Synod of 1007 and to the establishment of the See of Bamberg. He was recognized only as Bishop of Rome in Constantinople, where the patriarch claimed the primacy.

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