Death of Pope Benedict V

Death of Pope Benedict V

Pope Benedict V
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Pope Benedict V dies in Hamburg, Germany. His election occurred under unusual circumstances: his predecessor, Pope John XII, had been deposed by Emperor Otto I and was replaced with Pope Leo VIII. John returned, however, and Leo fled.

Before Otto I could intervene again, John XII died and Benedict V was elected by the Roman people.

Otto I did eventually return, however, and didn't allow Benedict to remain as pope — he was sent to Hamburg after being pope for just one month. Because Pope Benedict V accepted 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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