Papacy of Pope Pelagius II begins 579

walwyn Sun, 03/24/2013 - 15:18
Friday, November 26, 0579

Following the death of Pope Benedict I, Pelagius was elected pope on the 30th of July 579, and consecrated on November 26, 579, after it became clear that the Lombardy control of the area would not make it possible to receive confirmation from the Emeror in Constantinople.1