Pope Eugene I

The hl. Eugen I. (date of birth unknown; † June 2 657 ) was chosen on August 10, 654 as successor to Martin I. Pope, though his predecessor was still alive.

Occasion of the election of Eugene was probably the assumption it could lead to a reconciliation with Byzantium under the Emperor Constans II, who had been largely responsible for the deposition of Pope Martin, and contribute Patriarch Petros. In particular, in the dispute over monotheletism has been suggested that Eugene will take a conciliatory attitude. When it ultimately was no reconciliation, Eugen threatened the violent deposition by the Byzantine Emperor. He died, however, without being able to come to an escalation.

Eugen I. was canonized. Feast day is the day he died, so on June 2.