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Adeodatus I

Born: 5XX0 AD
Died: 6181 AD
Nationality: Italian
Categories: Popes

         – He was born in Rome, the son of a subdeacon.

615 – He was elected to the papal throne and was the first pope to use lead seals or the "bullae" on papal documents.

         – He encouraged and supported the clergy, who were impoverished in consequence of the political troubles of the time; and when his diocese was visited by a violent earthquake and leprosy he set an heroic example by his efforts to relieve the suffering.

618 – Worked hard to help his people in their troubles when Rome was rocked by an earthquake and soon after devastated by plague.

         – He died in Rome on November 8th and willed a year’s stipend to each priest in Rome.