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St LEO-III

Christian Saint

Charlemagne's Pope.

He narrowly avoided a fate worse than martyrdom when relatives of the previous Pope tried to depose him.

Before escaping, he came very close to having his tongue cut out and his eyes blinded. This would have produced a bizarre religious paradox of immensely convoluted proportions: An infallible, divinely approved Pope who was unable to see or speak.

Asserting his position, he crowned Charlemagne ‘Emperor of the Romans’ on Christmas Day in the Year of Our Lord 800. This allied the Church and the State. Those Popes were rapidly learning the tricks of the trade.

St LEO-III FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : LEO-III
Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Male
Type : saint
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Birth and Death Dates : 751-816
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 21

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Article last updated on 25 February 2006 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "LEO-III: Saint from Christian mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 25 Feb. 2006. Web. 23 July 2014.

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