Son of John. Studied at the schola cantorum, and was early known as a Bible scholar; noted singer, too. Priest, known for his care for the poor. Pope; the delay in his ascension was caused by waiting for imperial confirmation.
Obtained the decree that abolished imperial confirmation of popes. Adopted Constantine’s two sons. Fought Monothelitism, and worked with Spanish bishops to restore orthodoxy in their dioceses. Restored many churches in Rome, and endowed deaconries to care for the poor.
- Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
- Catholic Encyclopedia
- Kirken i Norge
- Lives of the Saints, by Father Alban Butler
- New Catholic Dictionary
- Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints
- Roman Martyrology
- “Pope Saint Benedict II“. Saints.SQPN.com. 13 May 2013. Web. 7 March 2014. <>