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Benedict I
Benedict I
Papacy began June 2 575
Papacy ended July 30 579
Predecessor John III
Successor Pelagius II
Personal details
Birth name Benedictus
Born ???
Died July 30, 579
Rome, Eastern Roman Empire
Other Popes named Benedict

Pope Benedict I was pope from June 2 575 to July 30 579.

Benedict was the son of a man named Bonifacius, and was called Bonosus by the Greeks. The ravages of the Lombards rendered it very difficult to communicate with the Byzantine emperor at Constantinople, who claimed the privilege of confirming the election of the popes. Hence there was a vacancy of nearly eleven months between the death of Pope John III and the arrival of the imperial confirmation of Benedict's election on June 2 575. He reigned four years, one month, and twenty-eight days.

Benedict granted an estate, the Massa Veneris, in the territory of Minturnae, to Abbot Stephen of St. Mark's "near the walls of Spoleto" (St. Gregory I, Ep. ix, 87, I. al. 30). Famine followed the devastating Lombards, and from the few words the Liber Pontificalis has about Benedict, we gather that he died in the midst of his efforts to cope with these difficulties. He was buried in the vestibule of the sacristy of the old basilica of St. Peter. In a ceremony held in December, he ordained fifteen priests and three deacons and consecrated twenty-one bishops.

Few of the records of transactions outside Rome that could help us understand the history of this Papacy survive from Benedict's reign; and because of the disruption caused by the Lombards in Italy, perhaps few ever existed.

There have been sixteen Popes named Benedict, as well as a couple of Antipopes by the name. Some may be named after this obscure pontiff, but most take their regnal name from Saint Benedict of Nursia, the founder of the Benedictine monastic movement. In particular, Pope Benedict XVI stated after his election that he was inspired by Pope Benedict XV, who led the Church through the chaos of World War I, and Saint Benedict of Nursia.

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
John III
Succeeded by
Pelagius II

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