Pope Saint Leo IV

[Pope Saint Leo IV]
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Cardinal-priest. 103rd pope. He saw the Saracens attack Rome, Italy in 846; upon his ascension, to prevent its recurrence he fortified the city and its suburbs, building a wall around the Vatican, fortifying the part of Rome still called the Leonine City. Rebuilt Saint Peter’s Basilica. Rebuked Saint Ignatius of Constantinople for deposing bishops without his knowledge. Crowned Louis II joint Holy Roman Emperor with Lothair I in 850. Crowned Alfred as king of England in 853.

Born

Papal Ascension

Died

Canonized

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  • “Pope Saint Leo IV“. Saints.SQPN.com. 13 July 2013. Web. 24 July 2014. <>