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Pope Theodore II

This article is about the ninth-century Bishop of Rome. For the Coptic Pope Theodore II elected in 2012, see Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria.
Theodore II
Papacy began December 897
Papacy ended December 897
Predecessor Romanus
Successor John IX
Personal details
Birth name Theodorus
Born 840
Rome, Papal States
Died December 897 (aged 56–57)
Rome, Papal States
Other popes named Theodore

Pope Theodore II (Latin: Theodorus II; 840 – December 897) was Pope for twenty days in December 897 before his death. He ordained as a priest by Pope Stephen V; also his brother Theotius was a bishop.[1] He reinstated the clerics who had been forced from office by Pope Stephen VI, recognizing the validity of the ordinations of Pope Formosus. He had the body of Formosus, which had been thrown in the Tiber and recovered near the ancient harbour of Porto, just south of Rome, reburied in St. Peter's Basilica.[2]


  1. ^ Platina, Bartolomeo (1479), The Lives of the Popes From The Time Of Our Saviour Jesus Christ to the Accession of Gregory VII I, London: Griffith Farran & Co., pp. 239–240, retrieved 2013-04-25 
  2. ^ 12px Mann, Horace K. (1913). "Pope Theodore II". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Succeeded by
John IX

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