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SEVERINUS

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Originally appearing in Volume V24, Page 723 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SEVERINUS, pope in 64o, successor of Honorius. He occupied the papal chair: only three months after his consecration, having had to wait a year and a half for its ratification by the emperor. During this long vacancy the exarch of Ravenna, supported by the military body of Rome (exercitus Romanus), occupied the Lateran.and seized the treasure of the Church.
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