The Popecast: A History of the Papacy

The Pope Who Condemned His Predecessor...Sort Of (St. Leo II)

July 22nd, 2019  •  15 mins 34 secs  •  Download (14.5 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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He was in office less than a year, but left a mark on the Church that’s still making waves among Catholics and non-Catholics alike to this very day. Well-educated, a lover of sacred music, and great servant of the poor, for better or for worse this pope is known for formally condemning one of his papal predecessors – though not for being a heretic, just for being wishy-washy and neglecting his sacred duty.