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Pope Sergius I

Sergius I, pope (687-701), came of an Antiochene Syrian family which had settled at Palermo in Sicily, and owed his election as Conon[?]'s successor to skilful intrigues against Paschalis and Theodorus, the other candidates. In the second year of his pontificate he baptised King Ceadwalla[?] of Wessex at Rome.

For rejecting certain canons of the Trullan (Quinisext) council[?] of 692, Justinian II commanded his arrest and transportation to Constantinople, but the militia of Ravenna and the Pentapolis forced the imperial protospatharius to abandon the attempt to carry out his orders. Sergius was followed by John VI[?]


from the 9th edition (1886) of an unnamed encyclopedia.

preceded by Pope Conon[?] (686-687)
succeeded by Pope John VI[?] (701-705)



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