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Paul I
Papacy began 29 May 757
Papacy ended 28 June 767
Predecessor Pope Stephen II
Successor Pope Stephen III
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Born 700
Died June 28, 767(767-06-28)
Other Popes named Paul

Pope Paul I (Latin: Paulus Primus; 700 – 28 June 767) was an Italian priest of the Roman Catholic Church and the 94th Pope from May 29, 757 to June 28, 767.

Early life

He was the brother of Pope Stephen II.


Paul was ordained as a Roman deacon.


After Pope Stephen's death, Paul was elected in 757.

Paul's papacy was troubled by disputes with the Lombards. He had good relations with Pepin, who was king of the Franks.

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Preceded by
Stephen II
Succeeded by
Stephen III

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