Pope Pelagius II

[Pope Pelagius II]
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Son of Winigild, and probably descended from Goths. Pope. His papal crowning was delayed due to the seige of Rome by the invading Lombards. Worked to end the Istrian schism. Believed fiercely in the need for clerical celibacy, and issued a series of disciplines that were later modified by Pope Gregory I.
Born
probably in Rome, date unknown
Papal Ascension
25 November 579
Died
7 February 590 at Rome, Italy of plague; buried in Saint Peter's
Additional Information
Dictionary of Christian Biography, by Henry Wace
Defending the Faith
Catholic Encyclopedia
Wikipedia
New Catholic Dictionary
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