- Pope Benedict V
English name=Benedict V
May 22, 964
June 23, 964
Benedict V (born in
Rome; died July 4, 966), Popefrom 964 to 966, was elected by the Romans on the death of Pope John XII(955–964). However the Roman EmperorOtto I (936–973) did not approve of the choice and had him deposed after only a month (according to contemporary sources, he validly consented and resigned), and the ex-Pope was carried off to Hamburgand was placed under the care of Adaldag, Archbishop of Hamburg-Bremen. There he became a deacon, dying in 966. He was first buried in the cathedral in Hamburg. At a later date his remains were transferred to Rome.
synodwhich deposed him the pastoral staff was broken over him by Pope Leo VIII(963–965); this is the first mention of the papal sceptre.
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