Leo V

Leo V

noun
flourished 10th century a.d, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 903.
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leo v

pope from August to September 903. Elected while a priest to succeed Pope Benedict IV, Leo assumed the pontificate in a dark period of papal history. He was deposed and imprisoned by the antipope Christopher. Leo was perhaps murdered, either by Christopher or his successor, Pope Sergius III (904-911).

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