Pope John II

[Pope John II]
Also known as
Mercurius
Profile
Son of Projectus. Priest at Saint Clement's Basilica on the slope of Mons Coelius. 56th pope, the first to change his name on assuming the papacy. Ordered Bishop Contumeliosus of Riez to be confined in a monastery for his crimes.
Born
at Rome, Italy as Mercurius
Papal Ascension
533
Died
8 May 535 at Rome, Italy of natural causes; buried in Saint Peter's, Vatican City
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