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Pope Leo VII
Preceded by: John XI (931 - 935)
Succeeded by: Stephen IX (VIII) (939 - 942)
Roman Catholic Pope #127

Dates:
Born: ? (Rome, Italy)
Died: July 13, 939
Encouraged the Explusion of Jews from Mainz: 937
Pope: January 3, 936 - July 13, 939 (3 years)

Biography:
Leo VII only became pope because Alberic II, absolute ruler of Rome, wanted him to be pope. Alberic wanted to be able use the influence of the papacy whenever he wanted and otherwise restricted Leo to purely ecclesiastical matters. Both Leo and Alberic agreed on the importance of monasticism and as a consequence they worked together to promote monastic reforms.

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