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“History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce”*…

 

From Portland-based comic artist and illustrator Ben Dewey

The Tragedy Series.  Read it and reap.

* Karl Marx

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As we wander in search of wisdom, we might spare a thought for Pope-elect Stephen II; he died on this date in 752.  He been elected Pope three days earlier, but died of a stroke before he could be ordained.  He was quickly succeeded (also on this day in 752) by a second “Pope Stephen II” who served until his death in 757.

The Annuario Pontificio attaches to its mention of Stephen II (III) the footnote: “On the death of Zachary the Roman priest Stephen was elected; but, since he died days later and before his consecratio, which according to the canon law of the time was the true commencement of his pontificate, his name is not registered in the Liber Pontificalis nor in other lists of the popes.”

Pope-elect Stephen II

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Written by LW

March 26, 2014 at 1:01 am

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