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Election of John I as Pope

Pope John I
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John I is elected pope. He will be the first pope to visit Constantinople when he is forced by Ostrogothic king Theodoric the Great to persuade Byzantine emperor Justinian to moderate his policies towards Arians.

Theodoric, an Arian, threatens that unless Pope John I succeeds, there would be reprisals against orthodox Christians in the west. Pope John I will be largely successful, but upon his return he will be imprisoned on suspicion of conspiring with Justinian against the Arians.

Pope John I will die while in prison, probably of neglect and mistreatment.

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