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Pope Theodore II
Preceded by: Romanus (897)
Succeeded by: John IX (898 - 900)
Roman Catholic Pope #116

Dates:
Born: ? (Rome, Italy)
Died: November, 897
Pope: November, 897 (c. 20 days)

Biography:
The exact length of the reign of Pope Theodore II is uncertain, but we know that he didn't last out the month of November, 897. Although he wasn't in office long, he did manage to convene a synod to condemn the Cadaver Synod held earlier in the year. At that time the corpse of Pope Formosus had been dug up and put on trial, but Theodore had Formosus rehabilitated. The body was dug up yet again from the private grave it was in, clothed in papal vestments, and reburied again in the original grave located in St. Peter's.

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