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Leo I   /lˈioʊ aɪ/   Listen
Leo I

Italian pope from 440 to 461 who extended the authority of the papacy to the west and persuaded Attila not to attack Rome (440-461).  Synonyms: Leo the Great, St. Leo I.

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... loomed up above their contemporaries. As for the rest, great as was their dignity as bishops, it is absurd to attribute to them schemes for enthralling the world. No such plans arose in the bosom of any of them. Even Leo I. merely prepared the way for universal domination; he had no such deep-laid schemes as Gregory VII. or Boniface VIII. The primacy of the Bishop of Rome was all that was conceded by other bishops for four hundred years, and this on the ...
— Beacon Lights of History, Volume IV • John Lord

Words linked to "Leo I" :   Holy Father, Bishop of Rome, Catholic Pope, Roman Catholic Pope, pope, Vicar of Christ, saint, pontiff

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