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St. Adrian III
July 8, Pope


Source: Catholicsaints.info



    Memorial
    •    8 July


    Profile
    •    Pope for approximately one year. Almost nothing is known of his life before his ascension. Adrian opposed the Roman aristocratic faction led by the corrupt bishop Formosus, and arrested the more violent members of the group. He died en route to Worms, Germany where he was going to help settle the question of succession to Emperor Charles the Fat.


    Born
    •    at Teano, Italy, or Rome, Italy (records vary)


    Papal Ascension
    •    17 May 884


    Died
    •    summer 885 near Modena, Italy of natural causes
    •    buried in the monastery of Nonantula near Modena




    Canonized
    •    Pre-Congregation

 






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