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Boniface V

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Born: 5XX AD
Died: 625 AD.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Popes

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Born in Naples, Italy.

619-625 - He served as Pope in Rome.

       - He succeeded St. Deusdedit after the papacy had been vacant for more than a year and was faced with the task of organizing an Italy war-torn by Eleutherius, exarch of Ravenna.

       - In endeavouring to apply canon law to civil law, he established the right of asylum.

       - He also greatly helped the spread of Christianity in England, especially in Northumbria, by encouraging, through letters, the saintly missionaries evangelizing the Britons.

625 - He died on the 25th of October in Rome, Italy.


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