Pope Stephen V
English name=Stephen V
September 14, 891
Pope Stephen V, (885-891), succeeded
Pope Adrian III, and was in turn succeeded by Pope Formosus. In his dealings with Constantinoplein the matter of Photius, as also in his relations with the young Slavonic church, he pursued the policy of Pope Nicholas I.
His father, Hadrian, who belonged to the Roman aristocracy, entrusted his education to his relative, Bishop Zachary, librarian of the
Holy See. Stephen was created cardinal-priestof SS. Quattro Coronati by Marinus I, and his obvious holiness was the cause of his being chosen pope.
He was consecrated in September, 885, without waiting for the imperial confirmation; but when
Charles the Fatfound with what unanimity he had been elected he let the matter rest.
Stephen was called upon to face a famine caused by a drought and by locusts, and as the papal treasury was empty he had to fall back on his father's wealth to relieve the poor, to redeem captives, and to repair churches.
To promote order he adopted
Guy III of Spoleto"as his son" and crowned him Emperor (891). He also recognized Louis the Blindas King of Provence. As Aurelian, Archbishop of Lyon, would not consecrate Teutboldwho had been canonically elected Bishop of Langres, Stephen himself consecrated him.He had also to oppose the arbitrary proceedings of the Archbishops of Bordeauxand Ravenna, and to resist the attacks which the Patriarch Photius made on the Holy See. His resistance was successful, and the Emperor Leo Sent the disturber into exile. When writing against Photius, he begged the emperor to send warships and soldiers to enable him to ward off the assaults of the Saracens.
Stephen, who received many English
pilgrims and envoys bringing Peterspence, was buried in the porticoof the basilicaof that Apostle.
* [http://www.documentacatholicaomnia.eu/01_01_0885-0891-_Stephanus_VI.html Opera Omnia by Migne Patrologia Latina with analytical indexes]
*9th edition (1880s) of the
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Pope Stephen — may be: *Pope Stephen I (died 257) *Pope elect Stephen (died 752) *Pope Stephen II (died 757) *Pope Stephen III (720 772) *Pope Stephen IV (died 817) *Pope Stephen V (died 891) *Pope Stephen VI (died 897) *Pope Stephen VII (died 931) *Pope… … Wikipedia
Pope Stephen (IX) X — Pope Stephen (IX) X † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pope Stephen (IX) X Born probably about the beginning of the eleventh century; died at Florence, 29 March, 1058. (Junian?) Frederick, destined to become Pope Stephen X, was the son of… … Catholic encyclopedia
Pope Stephen (V) VI — Pope Stephen (V) VI † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pope Stephen (V) VI (885 91) Date of birth unknown; died in Sept., 891. His father, Hadrian, who belonged to the Roman aristocracy, entrusted his education to his relative, Bishop… … Catholic encyclopedia
Pope Stephen (IV) V — Pope Stephen (IV) V † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pope Stephen (IV) V (816 17) Date of birth unknown; died 24 Jan., 817. Stephen, the son of Marinus, was of the same noble Roman family which gave two other popes to the Church. During… … Catholic encyclopedia
Pope Stephen II — Pope Stephen II † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pope Stephen II On the death of Zachary, a certain priest Stephen was unanimously elected to succeed him (about 23 March, 752); but on the third day after his election, whilst transacting some … Catholic encyclopedia
Pope Stephen I — Infobox Pope English name=Saint Stephen I birth name=Stephanus term start=ca. 12 May 254 term end=2 August 257 predecessor=Lucius I successor=Sixtus II birth date=??? birthplace=Rome, Italy dead=dead|death date=death date|257|8|2|mf=y… … Wikipedia
Pope Stephen IX — Infobox Pope English name=Stephen IX birth name=Frédéric de Lorraine term start=August 3, 1057 term end=March 29, 1058 predecessor=Victor II successor=Nicholas II birth date=c. 1020 birthplace=Lorraine, Holy Roman Empire dead=dead|death… … Wikipedia
Pope Stephen II — In sources prior to the 1960s, this pope is sometimes called Stephen III and Pope elect Stephen is sometimes called Stephen II . See Pope elect Stephen for detailed explanations. Infobox Pope English name=Stephen II term start=March 26, 752 term… … Wikipedia
Pope Stephen VI — Infobox Pope English name=Stephen VI birth name=??? term start=May 22, 896 term end=August 897 predecessor=Boniface VI successor=Romanus birth date=??? birthplace=??? dead=dead|death date=Summer 897 deathplace=??? other=StephenPope Stephen VI (d … Wikipedia
Pope Stephen IV — Infobox Pope English name=Stephen IV birth name=??? term start=June 22, 816 term end=January 24, 817 predecessor=Leo III successor=Paschal I birth date=??? birthplace=??? dead=dead|death date=death date|817|1|24|mf=y deathplace=Rome, Italy… … Wikipedia