Pope Theodore IIPope Theodore II
was the son of Photius
. He was ordained as a priest by Pope Stephen VI
; also his brother Theotius was a bishop. He was pope for twenty days during December 897
before he died. He reinstated the clerics who had been forced from office by Pope Stephen VII
, recognizing the validity of the ordinations of Pope Formosus
. He had the body of Formosus, which had been thrown in the Tiber
and recovered near Porto, reburied in St. Peter's.