Constantine became pope in March 708, less than two months later. He was one of the many Greek popes of the Byzantine Papacy, the period during which Rome was under the rule of the Byzantine Empire and popes required the approval of the emperor for consecration as pope.
Who was the pope when the Byzantine Empire requested?
Pope Urban II
What religion was most of the Byzantine Empire?
|Byzantine Empire Βασιλεία Ῥωμαίων, Basileía Rhōmaíōn Imperium Romanum|
|Common languages||Late Latin, Koine Greek Medieval Greek (610–1453)|
|Religion||Eastern Christianity (tolerated after the Edicts of Serdica (311) and Milan (313); state religion after 380) Eastern Orthodoxy (following the Schism of 1054)|
What Pope broke away from the Byzantine Empire?
Pope Leo IX
Who was the head of the Byzantine Church?
|Greek Byzantine Catholic Church|
|Leader||Bishop Manuel Nin Apostolic Exarch of Greece|
|Associations||Congregation for the Oriental Churches|
Who was and still is the head of the Catholic Church?
|Bishop of Rome Pontifex maximus Pope|
|Incumbent: Francis since 13 March 2013|
|Ecclesiastical province||Ecclesiastical Province of Rome|
Does the Russian Orthodox Church recognize the Pope?
It is the position of the Orthodox Church that it has never accepted the pope as de jure leader of the entire church. All bishops are equal “as Peter”, therefore every church under every bishop (consecrated in apostolic succession) is fully complete (the original meaning of catholic).