Pope Saint Benedict II – Feast Day – May 8

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Pope Saint Benedict II was born in the 7th century AD in Rome, Italy and died on May 8 685 AD in Rome. We celebrate his feast day on May 8 every year in the Catholic Church.

The Memorial of Pope Benedict II – Feast Day

Pope Benedict II Biography

Date of Birth 7th Century
Place of Birth Rome, Italy
Profession Priest, Pope
Place of Work Rome, Italy
Date of Death May 8 685
Place of Death Rome, Italy
Feast Day May 8
Canonization Pre-congregation

Saint’s Biography

Pope Saint Benedict II was the son of John from the Roman family Savelli. As a boy, he was incorporated into the clergy and had studied at the Pope’s Cathedral School. Ordained a priest and was known for his care for the poor. After Leo II died on July 3, 683, Benedict was elected the new Pope early in July 683 but had to wait for the Emperor of Byzantine to approve the election. On June 26, he became Pope after an interval of over eleven months. He worked with Spanish bishops to restore orthodoxy in their dioceses. Restored many churches in Rome and endowed deaconries to care for the poor.


He died on May 8 685 and buried at Saint Peter’s Basilica, Rome, Italy. On his deathbed, he pledged 30 pounds of gold to the clergy, the diaconal monasteries (founded for charity work in the churches) and the churches’ lay Christians.

Pope Saint Benedict II
Pope Saint Benedict II

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