Saturday Saints- #27

We come at long last to the letter “Z”, which brings us to today’s saint, Saint Zachary:

Pope Zachary (Latin: Zacharias; 679 – 22 March 752) was Pope from 10 December 741 to his death in 752. A Greek from Santa Severina, Calabria, he was the last pope of the Byzantine Papacy. Most probably he was a deacon of the Roman Church and as such signed the decrees of the Roman council of 732 and was on intimate terms with Gregory III, whom he succeeded on 5 December 741.

A few quick facts from the wiki on him:

  • He was heavily involved in diplomatic efforts in Italy that preserved both the Church and the Byzantine Empire.
  • He played a significant role in the end of the Merovingian regime in France.
  • He forbade the trafficking of slaves in Rome and purchased the freedom of slaves who were going to be sold to the Moors.

St. Zachary

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