The Popecast: A History of the Papacy

The Pope Who Died of the Plague (Pope Pelagius II)

January 29th, 2021  •  11 mins 26 secs  •  Download (13.1 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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Our man this week was a mentor to one of the greatest popes to ever live, he spent far too much time trying to drum up an army from the emperor to protect Rome from destruction, and met his earthly end as a deadly disease swept brutally through late 6th-Century Rome.