Pope Saint Zachary

Zachary was born in Calabria to a Greek family in the eighth century. It is thought that he was a deacon in the Roman Church during the council of 732 because his signature is said to be on the decrees of that council. When Pope Gregory III died on November 29, 741, Zachary was unanimously elected to replace him. Zachary was the last pope to announce his election to the patriarch of Constantinople.

Zachary was a warm, loving and gentle man,…

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