- Pope Adrian III
English name=Adrian III
May 17, 884
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papal name=Pope Adrian III
Pope Adrian III (also known as Hadrian III) was
Popefrom May 17, 884to September, 885. He was born at Rome. He died in September, 885, at Modena, on a journey to Worms, in modern Germany.
His brief pontificate came during troubled times. He died en route to a diet at
Worms, Germany, after being summoned by the Frankish King Charles III, the Fat, to settle the succession to the empire and discuss the rising Saracenpower. The motives for his veneration are practically unknown, but he was noted for having aided the Romans during a famine. His cult was confirmed in 1891, and his feast day is 8 July.
His death, and the subsequent removal of his body to, and its burial in the church of San Silvestro [Nonantola Abbey] near Modena is commemorated in the sculpted reliefs (c. 1122) framing the doorway of this church. His relics are found near the high altar here.
* [http://www.documentacatholicaomnia.eu/01_01_0884-0885-_Hadrianus_III,_Sanctus.html Opera Omnia by Migne Patrologia Latina with analytical indexes]
*9th edition (1880s) of the
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