Pope Leo VII

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Pope Leo VII
Papacy began 3 January 936
Papacy ended 13 July 939
Predecessor John XI
Successor Stephen VIII
Personal details
Born ???
Died 13 July 939

Pope Leo VII (??? − 13 July 939) was pope of the Roman Catholic Church from 3 January 936 until he died on 13 July 939.

He called for Odo of Cluny to mediate between Alberic II of Spoleto and Hugh of Italy. Odo successfully negotiated a truce after he arranged a marriage between Hugh's daughter Alda and Alberic. He was appointed Frederick, Archbishop of Mainz as a reformer in Germany. He allowed Frederick to drive out Jews that had refused to be baptized but he also did not endorse the forced baptism of Jews.[1] He died on 13 July 939. After he died, he was interred into St. Peter's Basilica.

References[change | change source]

  1. Joseph Brusher S. J.. Popes Through The Ages.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
John XI
Pope
936–939
Succeeded by
Stephen VIII