Eugene II.

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Eugene II († August 27, 827 ) was Pope from May 824 until his death .

In the interests of the good relations between Pope and Emperor since Stephen IV, Eugene II immediately announced his election to Emperor Ludwig the Pious , who immediately confirmed him and sent his eldest son, Lothar I , to Italy to meet Eugene II To assist in disputes with the Roman population.

This led to the Constitutio Romana of November 11, 824, which secured the imperial sovereignty over Rome, the Papal States and the Curia and a. determined that the election of the Pope should only be made by the clergy and the nobility and that the newly elected Pope had to take an oath of allegiance to the emperor before his ordination . The conflict between Pope Eugene and the city of Rome had thus led to a not inconsiderable reduction in the privileges granted to Pope Paschal I.

In return, Ludwig the Pious gave the Pope a free hand on questions within the church, especially insofar as Eugene II stuck to the image-friendly attitude of his predecessors and thus also contradicted a large part of the church in a conflict that was significant at the time. The fact that the Pope was willing to continue Charlemagne's reform efforts was shown in the autumn of 826 at the synod in Rome, attended by 62 bishops from all parts of Italy , which decided on measures to increase church discipline and clerical education.


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