- Pope Sergius I
English name=Sergius I
December 15, 687
September 8, 701
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Pope Saint Sergius I (d.
September 8, 701) was Popefrom 687–701. He came from an Antiochene Syrian family which had settled at Palermoin Sicily, and owed his election as Pope Conon's successor to skillful intrigues against Paschalis and Theodorus, the other candidates. He was consecrated on December 15, 687.
April 10, 689, he baptised King Caedwalla of Wessexin Rome. For rejecting certain canons of the Trullan (Quinisext) council of 692, Justinian IIordered his arrest and transportation to Constantinople, but the militia of Ravennaand the Pentapolis forced the imperial "protospatharius" to abandon the attempt to carry out his orders. Sergius ordained Saint Willibrordas bishop of the Frisians, and the " Liber Pontificalis" states he also ordained Berhtwaldas Archbishop of Canterbury. Sergius died in 701.
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