Pope Vitalian

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Vitalianus (died January 27, 672) was Pope from 657 - 672.

In the Monothelite controversy then raging he acted with cautious reserve, refraining at least from express condemnation of the Typus of Constans II. The chief episode in his uneventful pontificate was the visit of Constans to Rome; the pope received him "almost with religious honours," a deference which he requited by stripping all the brazen ornaments of the city--even to the tiles of the Pantheon--and sending them to Constantinople. Archbishop Theodore was sent to Canterbury by Vitalian.


Preceded by:
Saint Eugene I
Pope
657–672
Succeeded by:
Saint Adeodatus

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