Pope Agapetus II

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Pope Agapetus II
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Installed May 10, 946
Term ended November 8, 955
Predecessor Marinus II
Successor John XII
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Died November 8, 955
Nationality Roman
Other popes named Agapetus

Agapetus II (born in Rome; died November 955) was Pope from May 10, 946[1] until his death in 955, at the time when Alberic II (932–954), son of Marozia, was governing the independent republic of Rome under the title of "prince and senator of the Romans."

Agapetus, a man of some force of character, attempted to put a stop to the so-called Pornocracy, which lasted from the accession of Pope Sergius III (904–911) in 904 to the deposition of Pope John XII (955–964) in 963. His appeal to Otto I the Great (936–973) to intervene in Rome remained without immediate effect, since Alberic II's position was too strong to be attacked, but it bore fruit after his death.


  1. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Pope Agapetus II". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.

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Preceded by
Marinus II
Succeeded by
John XII