Pope Adeodatus II
English name=Adeodatus II
April 11, 672
June 17, 676
Adeodatus II or Deodatus II reigned as
popefrom April 11, 672to June 17, 676. Little is known about him. Most records which remain indicate that Adeodatus was known for his generosity, especially when it came to the poor and to pilgrims.
Rome, he became a Benedictineand was a monk of the Roman cloister of St Erasmuson the Caelian Hill. He was active in improving monastic discipline, and in the repression of Monothelitism, and gave Venicethe right to chose the doge itself.
Pope Adeodatus II was already an elderly man when he was elected pope and, even though he reigned for four years, not a great deal was accomplished during his pontificate.
He is sometimes referred to as Adeodatus (without a number) since
Pope Adeodatus Iis sometimes known as Pope Deusdedit.
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