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Bamberg's Bishop Suidger Made Pope and Takes the Name Clement II

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Bishop Suidger of Bamberg is made pope and takes the name Clement II. He's not so much "elected" as simply "named" pope because he accepted the post when offered it by German king Henry III. Henry's first choice was Adalbert, Archbishop of Bremen, but Adalbert decided that the office was too dangerous.

King Henry III is in the position to offer people the papacy because he has just finished the Synod of Sutri in which he removed three rival claimaints to the papacy: Gregory VI, Benedict IX and Sylvester III. Benedict will attempt to claim the papacy again after Clement II dies.

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