Pope Sabinian

[Pope Sabinian]
Also known as
Son of Bonus. Sent by Pope Saint Gregory I as papal nuncio to Constantinople in 593, and returned to Rome in 597. Chosen 65th pope in 604. The pontificate of Sabinanus was disturbed by a threatened invasion of the Lombards, and by a famine; he sold Vatican's stores of grain instead of giving it away, which led to some angry writings about him by contemporaries. Some sources say he started the tradition of ringing bells at the canonical hours, and during the celebration of the Eucharist.
in Blera (Bieda), Italy
Papal Ascension
13 September 604
22 February 606 at Rome, Italy of natural causes; buried in Saint Peter's Basilica
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