Pope Adrian III

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Pope Saint
Adrian III
Papa Hardianus III.jpg
Papacy began 17 May 884
Papacy ended July 885
Predecessor Marinus I
Successor Stephen V
Personal details
Birth name ???
Born ???
Rome, Papal States
Died July 885
Modena, Carolingian Empire
Other popes named Adrian
Papal styles of
Pope Adrian III
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Reference style His Holiness
Spoken style Your Holiness
Religious style Holy Father
Posthumous style Saint
Saint Hadrian of Rome
Pope of Rome
Honored in
Roman Catholic Church
Eastern Orthodox Church

Pope Adrian III (Latin: Adrianus III; died July 885), was Pope from 17 May 884 to his death in 885.[1] He was born at Rome. He died in July 885 at San Cesario sul Panaro (Modena) not long after embarking on a trip to Worms, in modern Germany. The purpose the journey was to attend an Imperial Diet after being summoned by the Frankish King Charles III, the Fat, to settle the succession to the Holy Roman Empire[2] and discuss the rising power of the Saracens.

His cult was confirmed in 1891, and his feast day is 8 July.[3]

His death and subsequent burial in the church of San Silvestro Nonantola Abbey near Modena[4] is commemorated in the sculpted reliefs (c. 1122) that frame the doorway of this church. His relics are found near the high altar here.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg "Pope St. Adrian III". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913. 
  2. ^ Richard P. McBrien, Lives of the Popes: The Pontiffs from St. Peter to John Paul II, (HarperCollins, 2000), 143.
  3. ^ Hadrian III, Francois Bougard, The Papacy: An Encyclopedia, Vol.2, ed. Philippe Levillain, (Routledge, 2002), 682
  4. ^ Hadrian III, Francois Bougard, The Papacy: An Encyclopedia, Vol.2, 682.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Marinus I
Pope
884–885
Succeeded by
Stephen V