Pope John III
English name=John III
July 13, 574
Pope John III was
popefrom 561 to July 13, 574.
A Roman surnamed Catelinus, he was of a distinguished family, being the son of one Anastasius who bore the title of "illustris". Although John reigned nearly thirteen years very little is known of his pontificate. It fell during the stormy times of the Lombard invasion, and practically all the records of his reign have been destroyed. It is recorded in the "
Liber Pontificalis" that he died on July 13, 574.
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