Stephen Vii, Pope
STEPHEN VII, POPE. (January 929 to February 931) and STEPHEN VIII. (July 939 to October 949) were virtually nonentities, who held the pontificate while the real direction of the pontifical state was in the hands of Marozia and, afterwards, of her son Alberic, senator of the Romans.
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