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Death of Pope Leo VII

Pope Leo VII
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Pope Leo VII dies. He was only elected pope because Alberic II of Spoleto, absolute ruler of Rome, wanted him to be pope.

Alberic desired the ability to use the influence of the papacy whenever he chose and otherwise restricted Leo to purely ecclesiastical matters.

Both Leo and Alberic agreed on the importance of monasticism, and as a consequence they worked together to promote monastic reforms. In fact, most of the known acts of Pope Leo VII involve monasteries.

The one other known act of Leo VII was his approval of the expulsion of Jews from the Germany city of Mainz.

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