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Pope Adrian III

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Papacy began  17 May 884
Name  Pope III
Term ended  July 8, 885 AD
Feast day  8 July
Posthumous style  Saint
Birth name  ???
Predecessor  Pope Marinus I
Papacy ended  8 July 885
Successor  Pope Stephen V

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Venerated in  Roman Catholic Church Eastern Orthodox Church
Canonized  2 June 1891 Rome, Kingdom of Italy by Pope Leo XIII
Died  July 8, 885 AD, San Cesario sul Panaro, Italy
Similar People  Pope Adrian II, Pope Stephen VI, Pope John XI, Pope Gregory V, Pope Stephen VII

Pope Adrian III

Saint Adrian III or Hadrian III (Latin: Adrianus or Hadrianus; d. July 885) was Pope from 17 May 884 to his death. According to Jean Mabillon, his birth name was Agapitus.

He was born at Rome. He died in July 885 at San Cesario sul Panaro (Modena) not long after embarking on a trip to Worms, in modern Germany. The purpose the journey was to attend an Imperial Diet after being summoned by the Frankish King Charles III, the Fat, to settle the succession to the Holy Roman Empire and discuss the rising power of the Saracens. He is also known to have written a letter condemning the Christians of both Muslim-ruled and Christian-ruled parts of Spain for being too friendly with the Jews in these lands.

His death and subsequent burial in the church of San Silvestro Nonantola Abbey near Modena is commemorated in the sculpted reliefs (c.‚ÄČ1122) that frame the doorway of this church. His relics are found near the high altar here. His cult was confirmed in 1891, and his feast day is 8 July.


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