Spirituality for Today – Winter 2017/2018 – Volume 22, Issue 2

The 128th Pope
Marianus II

Pope Marianus II, (942-946) – Once again, Alberic II, the domineering ruler of Rome, had much to say about the election of the new pope and, once again, imposed severe limitations on the authority of the pope on issues beyond the ecclesial arena.

Although very little is known about the accomplishments of Pope Marianus II, he did affirm the well-being of monastic life – especially in defense of Monte Casino. The pope also watched over the appointment of the episcopal leadership in Germany and bestowed powers adequate to administration of the dioceses within the country.

On the event of his death, Pope Marianus II was buried in the Basilica of Saint Peter.

Habemus papam