Pope Marinus II

[Pope Marinus II] Sometimes listed as Martin III. Reigned from 942 to 946. Born Rome; died there. A cardinal, he was one of the popes elected by the influence of Alberic, Prince of the Romans. He was zealous for ecclesiastical reform, and devoted to the poor; he promoted monasticism by his privileges but made little impression on the world as a temporal ruler. See also: patron saints index.

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