Pope from 795-816. He was the victim of mutiny on April 25, 799 when armed men loyal to the previous pope, Adrian I, kidnapped Leo and rushed him to a Greek monastery. Perjury and adultery were among the charges leveled at Leo. He was rescued and brought back to St. Peter’s, but fighting continued in the streets and he called on the traditional protector of the papacy, the King of the Franks, Charles the Great, who restored the papacy to Rome.
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