Pope Gregory II was Bishop of Rome from 19 May 715 to his death in 731. His defiance of the Byzantine Emperor Leo III the Isaurian as a result of the iconoclastic controversy in the Eastern Empire prepared the way for a long series of revolts, schisms and civil wars that eventually led to the establishment of the temporal power of the popes.



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Pope Saint Gregory II - St.Bonifatius Parish church, Heidelberg's western city, Germany

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Pope Gregory II was Bishop of Rome from 19 May 715 to his death in 731. His defiance of the Byzantine Emperor Leo III the Isaurian as a result of the iconoclastic controversy in the Eastern Empire prepared the way for a long series of revolts, schisms and civil wars that eventually led to the establishment of the temporal power of the popes.



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