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Pope Adeodatus I

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Adeodatus I (also called Deusdedit I) served as Pope from 615 to 618. He was born in Rome, the son of a subdeacon. According to tradition, he was the first pope to use lead seals (bullae) on papal documents, which in time came to be called "papal bulls".

According to tradition, Adeodatus was a Benedictine monk, but there is no certain evidence for this.

preceded by Pope Boniface IV (608-615)
succeeded by Pope Boniface V (619-625)



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