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Pope Sabinianus

Sabinianus, pope from 604 to 606. He incurred unpopularity by his unseasonable economies, although the Liber Pontificalis states that he distributed grain during a famine at Rome under his pontificate. The erudite Italian Augustinian Onofrio Panvinio (1529-1568) in his Epitome pontificum Romanorum (Venice, 1557) attributes to this pope the introduction of the custom of ringing bells at the canonical hours and for the celebration of the eucharist.

Preceded by:
Pope Gregory I
List of popes Succeeded by:
Pope Boniface III

Using text from a 1911 encyclopedia