Pope-elect Stephen (died 25 March 752) was a Roman priest. He was chosen to become pope in March 752. He died of a stroke before he was consecrated. At that time, a person became pope after he was consecrated. So, Stephen is considered only a pope-elect. He is not considered a real pope.
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- "Horace Mann, "Pope Stephen II" in Catholic Encyclopedia (New York 2013)".
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- Annuario Pontificio 2012 (Libreria Editrice Vaticana 2012 ISBN 978-88-209-8722-0), p. 11*