683- He was chosen to be a pope and was not ordained until 684, because the leave of the Emperor Constantine IV Pogonatus was not obtained until some months after the election.
– He was educated and lived in Rome and was cardinal priest of S. Callisto at the time of his election.
– He was elected upon the refusal of Hadrian, the initial choice of clergy and people.
– Benedict intervened in the conflict between the sons of Lothair I on the latter’s death. He was active in other cases and adopted a firm position towards Constantinople.
– He obtained from the Emperor a decree which either abolished imperial confirmations altogether or made them obtainable from the exarch in Ravenna.
684-685 – Benedict II became pope.
685 – Died on the 8th of May and was buried at Saint Peter’s Basilica, Rome.