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Pope Stephen VI (VII) (896-897)
Decree of 896 against the late Pope Formosus (891-896)


PRESBYTERI CARDINAES
Qui affuerunt Stephano VII. & subscripserunt Decreto iniuste contra Formosum defunctum, edita.

1 SERGIUS          S.R.E. Presbyter Cardinalis.
2 BENEDICTVS   S.R.E. Presbyter Cardinalis.
3 MARTINVS       seu Marinus S.R.E. Presb. Cardinalis.

DIACONI CARDINALES

4 IOANNES           S.R.E. Diaconus Cardinalis.
5 PASCHALIS       S.R.E. Diaconus Cardinalis.
6 IOANNES           S.R.E. Diaconus Cardinalis.
7 LEO                   S.R.E. Diaconus Cardinalis.

Taken from Alfonso Chacón, Vitæ, et res gestæ Pontificum Romanorum : et S.R.E. Cardinalium ab initio nascentis Ecclesiae usque ad Clementem IX P. O. M. Alphonsi Ciaconii Ord. Praed. & aliorum opera descriptæ : cum uberrimis notis. Ab Augustino Oldoino, Soc. Jesu recognitae, et ad quatuor tomos ingenti ubique rerum accessione productae. Additis Pontificum recentiorum imaginibus, & Cardinalium insignibus, plurimisque aeneis figuris, cum indicibus locupletissimis. Romæ : P. et A. De Rubeis, 1677, I, col. 684.

Additional source: Cardella, Lorenzo. Memorie storiche de' cardinali della Santa Romana Chiesa. Rome : Stamperia Pagliarini, 1792, I, pt. 1, 72, which calls the decree unjust.

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