Tag Archives: Pope Formosus

Pope Formosus (‘Beautiful’), Of The Infamous ‘Cadaver Synod’, Became Pope This Day, 1,126-Years Ago.

by Anura Guruge


The 897 ‘cadaver synod’ involving Formosus (#112), the first cardinal bishop to be elected pope. Click image to access my POST.


From My ‘The Next Pope’ book. Click to ENLARGE.


From My ‘Popes and the Tale of Their Names’ book. Click to ENLARGE.


He was the 112th legitimate pope. But, it was a long time ago. He was the FIRST Cardinal Bishop to be elected Pope. Benedict XVI was the last.

Formosus, which is assumed to be an assumed name, means ‘beautiful’ in Latin!

Formosus, who was pope for but 4.5 years, is best known for his role, posthumously, in the ‘Cadaver Synod‘.


Related Posts:
++++ Check Category ‘Events’  >>>>


by Anura Guruge