Election of Pope Benedict V Under Unusual Circumstances

Election of Pope Benedict V Under Unusual Circumstances

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Benedict V is elected pope. This election occurs under unusual circumstances: his predecessor, Pope John XII, had been deposed by Emperor Otto I and was replaced by Pope Leo VIII. John returned, however, and Leo fled.

Before Otto I could get involved again, John XII dies and Benedict V is elected. Otto I will be back soon, though, and refuses to allow Benedict V to remain.

Because Pope Benedict V accepts Leo VIII as his replacement, the transition from one to the other is peaceful and later considered valid by the Catholic Church.

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