Pope John IX
English name=John IX
Popefrom 898 to 900, not only confirmed the judgment of his predecessor Pope Theodore II(897) in granting Christianburial to Pope Formosus(891–896), but at a council held at Ravennadecreed that the records of the synodwhich had condemned him should be burned.
Finding, however, that it was advisable to cement the ties between the empire and the papacy, John IX gave unhesitating support to Lambert in preference to Arnulf, and also induced the council to determine that henceforth the consecration of the Popes should take place only in the presence of the imperial legates. The sudden death of Lambert shattered the hopes which this alliance seemed to promise. John IX was succeeded by
Pope Benedict IV(900–903).
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