|Pope John IX|
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: Jan-900 AD
Location of death: Rome, Italy
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Executive summary: Roman Catholic Pope, 898-900
John IX, Roman Catholic Pope from 898 to 900, not only confirmed the judgment of his predecessor Theodore II in granting Christian burial to Pope Formosus, but at a council held at Ravenna decreed that the records of the synod which had condemned him should be burned. Finding, however, that it was advisable to cement the ties between the empire and the papacy, John gave unhesitating support to Lambert in preference to Arnulf, and also induced the council to determine that henceforth the consecration of the popes should take place only in the presence of the imperial legates. The sudden death of Lambert shattered the hopes which this alliance seemed to promise. John was succeeded by Benedict IV.
Roman Catholic Pope 898 to 900
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