Pope Leo VII

[Pope Leo VII]
Priest at Saint Sixtus church. Benedictine monk. 126th pope with the support of Prince Alberic. Encouraged monastic reform, and supported the Cluniacs. Condemned and prohibited forced baptism of Jews in Germany, but sadly did authorize their exile from predominently Christian cities.
at Rome, Italy
Papal Ascension
elected 3 January 936
13 July 939 at Rome, Italy of natural causes
Name Meaning
lion (latin)
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